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ERIC Number: ED046666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 9
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Psychometric Analysis of Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Tests--Twelfth Grade.
Follman, John; And Others
Psychometric characteristics and factor structure of the Reading Comprehension Test (CR) and the Test of Critical Thinking, Form G (CT) were studied in an effort to determine basic dimensions of critical reading and critical thinking and to discover the relationship between these two. The two tests were administered to 57 Florida high-school seniors. Total test score reliability estimates were .88 and .92 for CR and .86 and .87 for CT. Factor analysis indicated that the tests measured separate skills. It was concluded that (1) both tests are psychometrically sound, (2) CR represents a relatively homogeneous underlying variable while CT represents a number of different variables, (3) critical reading is a thinking ability involving judgment of materials and critical thinking is less clearly defined and includes judgments of how conclusions are reached, and (4) critical reading and critical thinking as represented by the tests studied overlap only moderately. References are included. (Author/MS)
Twentieth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 3-5, 1970