ERIC Number: ED236655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Instrument for Assessing Comprehension through the Ability to Recognize Verbatim Phrases from Previously Read Expository Prose.
Designed to be used along with a multiple-choice instrument for further assessment of the immediate and delayed comprehension of a 1,300 word expository passage on the Kalahari Desert, the instrument is a 35-item posttest, divided into five clusters, each composed of six to eight lettered phrases. Twenty verbatim phrases from the passage are scattered randomly throughout the clusters. The other 15 phrases do not imitate the wording of the passage and are not true according to the passage or general knowledge of the topic. Subjects are asked to circle the letters of any phrases occurring in the text. Validity, reliability, and normative data are included. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Intruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (reading comprehension), title, author, date, age range (middle school/junior high), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (JL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: The Research Instrument Project
Note: For related documents, see CS 207 904-945. CS 207 931 is a multiple-choice instrument designed to be used in conjunction with this measure.