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ERIC Number: ED027145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 4
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The Cloze Procedure.
Weintraub, Samuel
The Reading Teacher, v21 n6 p567, 569, 571, 607 Mar 1968
Several studies on the use of the cloze procedure as a measure of readability and of comprehension are reviewed. These studies showed (1) that the cloze procedure proved a more reliable measure of readability for nonstandard reading materials than the commonly used readability formulas, (2) that cloze tests are valid and reliable predictors of the difficulty level of reading materials, and (3) that scores on comprehension tests correlate highly with cloze readability scores. These findings indicated that the cloze procedure could be used effectively as a measure of readability and of comprehension. The cloze procedure helps teachers adapt the appropriate reading material for a particular pupil or group of pupils and can offer new insights into the reading process. The references used are cited in a bibliography. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.