Teachers’ Perception about Assessment of Handwriting among Hearing Impaired Children


Hafiz Tahir Jameel, Fozia Waqar & Tricia Jokerst

Abstract


Handwriting is considered one of the fundamental tools to assess the academic performance of students in schools. The quality of students’ handwriting greatly influences their academic success. The study was designed to identify the variables to measure the quality of handwriting. Teachers completed a questionnaire that utilized a 5-point Likert Scale. The sample was comprised of 60 primary school teachers who teach children with hearing impairments. The collected data rendered results using means, frequencies, standard deviations, independent sample t-test, one-way ANOVA test and chi square through SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 16. An analysis of variance was conducted to compare the views of quality handwriting between various institutions, which showed a significant difference in views about legibility. Furthermore, evaluation determined whether the female and male teachers of the hearing impaired students at the primary level provided equal responses on all the variables the data analyzed.