The authors describe the development of an informal syllabication instrument which has been useful in determining strengths and weaknesses of secondary students' word attack ability.
Floriani, J. P., & Wolinski, J. T. (1981). Divide and Conquer: Syllabication Assessment and Older Students. Reading Horizons, 22 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol22/iss1/8