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ERIC Number: ED039108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 36
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A Comparative Study of the Validity of the Cloze Test and Metropolitan Achievement Test (Reading Comprehension Subtest) for Making Judgments of Instructional Levels.
Guszak, Frank J.
The use of the cloze procedure to determine instructional reading levels for pupils in grades 4, 5, and 6 was investigated. For each grade, 50 subjects were selected who, on the basis of teacher judgment, were reading at their respective grade levels. The Botel Reading Inventory, Form A (Word Opposites) served as the criterion for instructional level. Compared with the Botel Test scores were scores from three cloze tests for each grade level (below grade level, at grade level, and above grade level) and the scores of the Reading Comprehension subtest of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests. Findings revealed relatively low correlations (.11 to .18) between the Botel and the cloze tests. The Botel and the Metropolitan tests correlated fairly high at grades 4 and 5 (.49, .21), and showed a statistically significant difference at grade 6. No significant relationships were noted between the cloze test instructional levels and the Metropolitan Test scores. It was suggested that different means of assessing comprehension may have accounted for low correlations between the cloze and the Botel tests. Tables and a bibliography are included. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.