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Assessing literacy in children and adolescents

Hurry, J; Doctor, E; (2007) Assessing literacy in children and adolescents. Child and Adolescent Mental Health , 12 (1) pp. 38-45. 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2006.00420.x. Green open access

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Abstract

This review provides a framework for examining the assessment of literacy underpinned by current theories of reading and writing. Our choice of assessment tools was influenced by a desire to identify tests that are suitable for diagnosing students of all ages. The key dimensions identified were printed word recognition (lexical and non-lexical), comprehension and writing. We conclude that there is no single test currently available that provides a comprehensive profile of literacy difficulties. The assessor will require critical discrimination in choosing tests that are theoretically sound and diagnostically useful. © 2007 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Type: Article
Title: Assessing literacy in children and adolescents
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2006.00420.x
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1477917
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