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ERIC Number: ED064678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 246
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Construction and Evaluation of a Critical Reading and Thinking Measure for Grades Two and Three.
Jarvis, Ruth Marie
This experiment included the construction and evaluation of a test of critical reading and thinking capable of identifying critical and noncritical readers among second and third grade children. Fact, fancy and opinion, assumption, relevancy, inference, and generalization were selected as subskill foci, based upon a survey of professional literature and texts designed for children in those grades. Three preliminary forms received trials before the Critical Reading and Thinking Test (CRTT) was finalized. Test reliability was determined at .74 for grade 2 and .87 for grade 3, and correlations for individual subtests ranged from .01 to .46 for second grade and .17 to .59 for third grade. CRTT correlated with reading comprehension for grade 2 boys at .40 and at .43 for grade 2 girls; grade 3 correlations were .37 for boys and .55 for girls. Mental age/CRTT correlations were .36 for both second and third graders. All correlations reported were significant at the .01 level. (RD)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University, School of Education