ASSESSMENT OF STARTERS WRITING: CASE STUDY ON FIRST GRADE DEAF STUDENTS AT STATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN OF KENDALREJO, EAST JAVA, INDONESIA

Mahura Mayangsari, Munawir Yusuf

Abstract


Starters writing assessment is a systematic process by using appropriate instruments in order to determine learning behavior, placement, and learning in starters writing. Therefore, certain difficulties could be detected early. This study aims to conduct initial assessment to find deaf students with barriers in starters writing at State Elementary School for Exceptional Children of Kendalrejo, Talun, Blitar. The study is qualitative descriptive with 6 deaf students of 1st grade as samples. Data collection procedures of the study are in-depth interview with teacher by using structured interview guide, classroom observation, individual assessment analysis and documentation. The data are then verified and analyzed through theoretical interpretation to identify the barriers, needs, and recommendations in treating each student based on the writing process. Study results of the starters assessment show that there is a deaf student who has problem in eye-hand coordination and fine motoric. At last, the study offers solutions of needs and recommendations on writing skills through the fine motoric practice needs, training the students to continue writing, involving the students gradually, choosing the strategies that fit their difficulty level in the writing tasks, building confidence of the students, and arranging parenting class by the school.

 

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starters writing assessment, deaf students, barriers in starters writing, needs and recommendations in starters writing

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