DEVELOPMENT OF A READING READINESS INVENTORY FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA
A Malay Reading Readiness Inventory was developed based on Yeo’s and Othman’s readin readiness test, and previous studies which aimed to provide content for the Samsung Galaxy Tab new format of reading readiness test for kindergarten students. Subjects of this study - 240 kindergarten students from government-owned kindergartens completed the pencil-paper test of Malay Reading Readiness Inventory to examine the item discrimination, validity and reliability. A total of 81 items were selected via item discrimination analysis. Content validity and internal consistency reliability were also provided. Item adaption and development were suggested for the future study.