ERIC Number: ED033258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Reading: What Can Be Measured?
Research literature on measurement and evaluation in reading is described under six chapter headings: Measurement in reading: general perspectives, Problems in measuring reading subskills, Methods for assessing reading achievement, Assessing growth, Measurement of reading-related variables, and Summary: test uses and research needs. Following each chapter is an extensive list of references. In addition to these chapters, there are (1) a guide to tests and measuring instruments in reading which describes tests currently in print and lists publishers, (2) a glossary of terms, (3) an index to Buros'"Reading Tests and Reviews" and to the "Mental Measurement Yearbooks" and, (4) an index to "Published Research Literature in Reading" which provides a reference to research articles (in the ERIC/CRIER system) that have reported use of the tests described in the guide to tests and measuring instruments in reading. The monograph presents a wide range of measurement problems in reading, and, in doing so, raises some critical issues concerning the reading process and instructional practices in reading. Particularly valuable are the guidelines for the classroom application of research. (CM)
Descriptors: Measurement, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications)
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.