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ERIC Number: ED010983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 29
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Reference Count: 0
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CLOZE READABILITY PROCEDURE.
BORMUTH, JOHN R.
THE CLOZE READABILITY PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATING THE COMPREHENSION DIFFICULTY OF WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS WAS STUDIED. RESEARCH BEARING ON THE VALIDITY, THE FORMAL CHARACTERISTICS, AND THE APPLICATION OF THE CLOZE READABILITY PROCEDURE ARE REVIEWED. THE RESEARCH ON VALIDITY IS ARRANGED UNDER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS--MEASUREMENT OF POST-READING KNOWLEDGE, MEASUREMENT OF KNOWLEDGE GAIN, MEASUREMENT OF PASSAGE DIFFICULTY, AND CLOZE TEST RELIABILITY. RESEARCH ON APPLICATION INCLUDES--DESIGNING THE TESTING PROCEDURE, MULTIPLE SAMPLING PROBLEMS, DESIGNS, PROBLEMS, DELETION PROCEDURE, TEST ADMINISTRATION, SCORING PROCEDURE, INTERPRETATION OF SCORES, CRITERION SCORE, AND REPORTING PASSAGE PROCEDURE SEEMED TO RESULT IN VALID MEASUREMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSION DIFFICULTY OF WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. ITS ADVANTAGES ARE THAT (1) TEST ITEMS ARE EASILY MADE, (2) IRRELEVANT SOURCES OF VARIANCE ARE NOT INJECTED INTO THE MEASUREMENT OF DIFFICULTY, (3) RESULTS ARE MORE VALID THAN PRESENTLY AVAILABLE READABILITY FORMULAS, AND (4) IT IS APPLICABLE TO A WIDE RANGE OF EVALUATION TASKS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); VALIDITY RESEARCH