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ERIC Number: ED001544
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 13
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BASIC TEST OF READING COMPREHENSION.
CLOWARD, ROBERT D.; COHEN, S. ALAN
THE TEST WAS DESIGNED TO ASSESS SPEED OF READING COMPREHENSION. IT CONSISTED OF NUMBERED PASSAGES, ONE TO THREE SENTENCES IN LENGTH, ARRANGED IN PARAGRAPH FORM TO SIMULATE THE NORMAL READING EXERCISE. TOWARD THE END OF EACH PASSAGE, A WORD WAS INSERTED WHICH SPOILED THE MEANING OF THE PASSAGE. THE PUPILS WERE INSTRUCTED TO FIND THE WORD THAT SPOILED MEANING AND CROSS IT OUT. THUS WITH A CORRECT RESPONSE IT COULD BE INFERRED THAT THE PUPIL WAS ABLE TO COMPREHEND THE MEANING OF THE PASSAGE. AN EXAMPLE OF THE TEST WAS (1) IN THE SUMMER WE PLAY IN THE SNOW, (2) THE DOG BIT JANE ON THE LEG, THE BITE MADE JANE VERY HAPPY, (3) PAT HAS A FAST CAR. EVERY DAY HE TAKES HIS SLOW CAR TO SCHOOL. A TEACHERS' GUIDE AND ANSWER SHEET ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)