ERIC Number: ED040881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Cloze Procedure as a Measure of the Reading Comprehensibility and Difficulty of Mathematical English.
Hater, Mary Ann; Kane, Robert B.
The purpose of this study was to validate the cloze procedure as a measure of the comprehensibility and difficulty of mathematical English. The authors point out that the cloze technique cannot readily be applied to mathematical English as it can to ordinary English since this technique is not defined to include deletions of mathematical symbols, and mathematical English has no definite ordering of words. Results supported the hypothesis that cloze tests over mathematical English passages are highly reliable measures and valid predictors of the reading comprehensibility of mathematical English passages for grades 7-12. There was also sufficient evidence to suggest the conclusion that cloze tests are valid predictors of reading difficulty for mathematical English passages at these grade levels. (Author/FL)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.