ERIC Number: ED236661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The DeFord Theoretical Orientation to Reading Profile (TORP).
DeFord, Diane E.
Designed to differentiate preservice and inservice teachers according to their theoretical orientation to reading, the TORP consists of 28 items reflecting practices and beliefs about reading instruction. The items, which require a Likert-type response, fall into three categories: phonics (smaller than word emphasis), skills (whole words with multiple skills for dealing with this unit), and whole language (larger than word segments). The resulting score is a general indicator of the respondent's orientation. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments 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), title, author, date, age range (adult), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: The Research Instruments Project
Note: From author's Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University. For related documents, see CS 207 904-945.