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ERIC Number: ED079670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 169
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Evaluation of the Cloze Procedure as a Teaching Device for Improving Reading Comprehension.
Ellington, Billie Jean
This study evaluated the effect of the cloze procedure in the development of comprehension, vocabulary, and speed of reading by comparing the scores on the Cooperative English Tests; Reading Comprehension of a group receiving cloze reading comprehension exercises, a group receiving conventional reading comprehension exercises, and a group receiving no reading comprehension exercises. The subjects, 81 eleventh grade students, were randomly assigned to one of the three treatment groups. The cloze treatment consisted of 75 cloze comprehension exercises constructed by an every-tenth-word deletion system from the Power Builders in the SRA Lab IIIa. The conventional reading treatment consisted of 75 conventional reading comprehension exercises from the Power Builders in the SRA IIIa. The no-reading group received regular English instruction. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to test the hypotheses. Analysis of the data revealed that no significant differences existed among the vectors of adjusted means for a group receiving cloze reading comprehension exercises, conventional reading comprehension exercises, and no reading comprehension exercises. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia