ERIC Number: ED057698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Defining Language Comprehension: Some Speculations.
Carroll, John B.
This is a survey of techniques that have been used to test language comprehension. The study of research completed in this field points up the fact that there is no single technique that universally gives valid and reliable information. Various definitions of language comprehension are examined with special emphasis placed on implications for the teacher and the learner. The author develops a classification of procedures for testing comprehension on the basis of a survey of procedures followed in psychometric and experimental investigations. (RL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at the Research Workshop on Language Comprehension and the Acquisition of Knowledge, Quail Roost Conference Center, Durham, North Carolina, March 31-April 3, 1971