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ERIC Number: ED050894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-5
Pages: 7
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Targeted Research and Development Program in Reading--The Search for Criteria.
Trisman, Donald A.
Educational Testing Service, in cooperation with Response Analysis Corporation and MATHEMATICA, is carrying out a research project to describe reading behaviors of American adults and to translate these behaviors into a prototype of tasks for the measurement of adult reading achievement. A household interview survey of a nationally representative sample of adults will be carried out to collect data on existing reading behavior of all types. Then panels of prominent individuals representing major constituencies within the American public will discuss the benefit they feel would accrue to individuals who can successfully perform a wide variety of reading tasks. They will be provided with a summary of the survey results and a limited number of prototype reading tasks. The outcome of these meetings will be a picture of the judged benefit values of each reading task as it relates to the particular needs and aspirations of a wide variety of population subgroups. The completed prototype will be presented to respondents to receive data parallel to those obtained in the first survey. It should be possible to develop from such a prototype a larger, flexible multipurpose pool from which reading tasks may be selected to meet user requirements. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., Feb. 4-7, 1971