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ERIC Number: ED365118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Co-Text or No-Text? A Study of an Adapted Cloze Technique for Testing Comprehension/Summary Skills.
Coniam, David
Hong Kong Papers in Linguistics and Language Teaching, v16 p1-10 Sep 1993
This paper examines one section of the objective paper of the Hong Kong Examination Authority's (HKEA) Use of English Examination. One of the test types in this section of the examination involves candidates completing a cloze passage based on a text. It is the HKEA's contention that the exercise involves summarizing/paraphrasing skills. The findings of the current study, however, suggest that the validity of this test type is questionable since a substantial number of the blanks can be filled in without reference to the text. While it appears to be reliable and discriminates among candidates, as a test type, it would not appear to be achieving this by tapping the intended summarizing/paraphrasing skills. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Hong Kong; Summarization
Note: For journal in which this paper appears, see FL 021 693.