ERIC Number: ED021513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of "Cloze" Items in the Measurement of Achievement in Foreign Languages.
Carroll, John B.; And Others
This study investigates the feasibility of using cloze procedure test items (in which a student supplies a word, letter, or phrase to fill a gap in a continuous text) for the written College Board foreign language achievement tests. An introduction which defines the problem, traces its history, and presents the overall design of the study is followed by a chapter on the development of cloze procedure test materials in English, French, and German. Other chapters discuss trial tests administered to English-French and English-German bilinguals, special studies of cloze test characteristics, the try-out of tests in secondary school language classes, and an experiment on the feasibility of auditory cloze procedure. A final chapter presents a summary, conclusions, and recommendations for further study, and appendixes contain test samples, questionnaires, and answer keys. (AF)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bilingualism, Cloze Procedure, Educational Research, English, French, German, Language Ability, Language Research, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Measurement Techniques, Research Methodology, Second Languages, Secondary School Students, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Tests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Lab. for Research in Instruction.
Identifiers: College Board Achievement Tests