ERIC Number: ED048288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Look at Literature: The NCTE Cooperative Test of Critical Reading and Appreciation. Specimen Set.
National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This objective test for grades 4, 5, and 6 attempts to measure one facet of literature appreciation--interpretive response to imaginative prose and poetry--by asking students to react to a variety of short selections from children's literature. While some questions are designed to test comprehension of meaning, a large number are concerned with the creative extension of meanings and the awareness of literary qualities. Each of the two test forms (A and B) contains 50 multiple-choice questions arranged in two parts of 25 questions each. The questions are based on 14 short literary passages and represent a variety of literary types. Included in this specimen set are (1) a handbook describing test administration, scoring, evaluation, use, development, limitations, and statistical characteristics; (2) form B of the test; (3) a hand scoring key; and (4) an IBM answer sheet. (MF)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Critical Reading, Evaluation, Intermediate Grades, Interpretive Skills, Literature Appreciation, Objective Tests, Poetry, Prose, Testing, Tests
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (Specimen Set, $2.50; Handbook, $2.00; Test Booklets, Forms A or B, $7.00, pkg. of 20; Answer Sheet, $4.00 per 100
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.