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ERIC Number: ED011811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 12
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SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR RESPONSES TO READING TEST ITEMS.
BICKLEY, A. C.; WEAVER, WENDELL W.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR RESPONSES TO MULTIPLE-CHOICE ITEMS ON READING COMPREHENSION TESTS AND THE EFFECTS OF CONTENT WORDS AND FUNCTION WORDS IN SUPPLYING INFORMATION FOR THE CORRECT COMPLETION OF MULTIPLE-CHOICE ITEMS WERE STUDIED IN AN EXPERIMENT AT CAMPBELL COLLEGE. PARAGRAPHS WITH ACCOMPANYING MULTIPLE-CHOICE ITEMS SAMPLED FROM READING TESTS LISTED IN BUROS SIXTH YEARBOOK WERE SELECTED AS THE TEST PASSAGES. SUBJECTS WERE 147 SOPHOMORES ENROLLED IN INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY COURSES AND WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO SEVEN TREATMENTS INVOLVING THE BLACKING OUT OF (1) ALL OF THE READING PASSAGE, (2) ALL NOUNS, VERBS, AND ADJECTIVES, (3) ALL FUNCTION WORDS, (4) NONE OF THE READING PARAGRAPH, (5) 10 PERCENT OF THE NOUNS, VERBS, AND ADJECTIVES, (6) 50 PERCENT OF THE NOUNS, VERBS, AND ADJECTIVES, AND (7) 90 PERCENT OF THE NOUNS, VERBS, AND ADJECTIVES. A TREND ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF BLACKING-OUT INCREASING PERCENTAGES OF NOUNS, VERBS, AND ADJECTIVES AND COMPARISONS BETWEEN TREATMENTS 1 AND 3 AND BETWEEN TREATMENTS 3 AND 4 WERE MADE. IN THE DISCUSSION OF RESULTS, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT READING COMPREHENSION TESTS WERE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON EXAMINEE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH OFTEN HAD LITTLE TO DO WITH THE READING TASK BEING EXAMINED. APPARENT REASONS FOR THIS ARE PROPOSED AND ANALYZED. TABLES AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS SPEECH APPEARS IN THE 1967 PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, DIVISION 15. (LS)
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Identifiers: Campbell College NC