Students’ Vocabulary Knowledge and Level of Performance on PHILIRI Screening Test
Keywords:Reading, Vocabulary, Context Clues.
The competency on the vocabulary knowledge of language is vital in learning a new concept. It is also important for learning to read, speak, write and listen. It, too, is the core of the language. Students’ vocabulary is their passport to understanding and interpreting a wide range of text. The aim of this research paper is to determine the level of vocabulary knowledge of the Grade 7-Sampaguita (A) students of Buhaynasapa National High School in relation to their level of performance on Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (PhilIRI) screening test. It is revealed that the level student’ vocabulary knowledge relative to synonym, antonym, verbal classification and context clues and their level of performance in PhilIRI screening test have no significant relationship with each other. This could be because of the other factors and determinants of reading comprehension such as gender, age, reading goals and topic familiarity.