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ERIC Number: ED065869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 60
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Assessing Comprehension: A Discussion Pamphlet.
London Association for the Teaching of English (England).
This pamphlet was prepared for a two-fold purpose: (1) To produce a companion study to a previous pamphlet on "Assessing Compositions," and (2) To continue work on comprehension. It is limited to a practical study of the issues involved in composition and comprehension by devising, setting and marking regular comprehension tests for 14- and 15-year-olds. This pamphlet presents a selection of the passages and questions, with comments, and, in some cases, a selection of answers by pupils. The pattern of questioning was set to fit the nature of the passage to be read. The easy lead-in questions were found to be useful in giving the pupils confidence and in directing their attention. The criteria on which marking was based are: (1) how far has the candidate understood the passage? and (2) How far has he succeeded in expressing his understanding with sufficient coherence for us (the teacher) to understand him? (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: London Association for the Teaching of English (England).