Suitability of the LINUS 2.0 Programme in Assessing Children’s Early Literacy Skills

Volume 03 - Issue 02
Eunice Ong Luyee Fauzan Izzati Roselan Nor Hafizah Anwardeen Fatin Hazirah Mohd Mustapa
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Abstract:


Early literacy skills are crucial in a child’s learning process and awareness should be raised in order to ensure the quality of early literacy assessments. In this paper, the writers discuss the quality of early literacy assessment in Malaysia, LINUS 2.0 by looking at its validity and reliability. An established early literacy programme is used to be compared with LINUS 2.0 in order to opt for the strengths to be implied into LINUS 2.0. By using all these information, a suggestion of improving LINUS 2.0 is given, which is by integrating the programme assessment with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for assessing English language literacy. It was concluded that more studies and researches should be done on the field of early literacy assessment in Malaysia so that more suggestions and ideas could be gathered in order to refine the quality in assessing early literacy skills.

Keywords

  • Early Literacy
  • Early Literacy Skills
  • Early Literacy Assessments
  • LINUS
  • LINUS 2.0
  • ELP
  • CEFR
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