ERIC Number: ED080469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Reading Failure and the Tests. An Occasional Paper of the Workshop Center for Open Education.
This paper, from the Workshop Center for Open Education, deals with the problems of recognizing and dealing effectively with reading difficulties. The introductory sections explain the problems of identifying the poor reader and define the concept of reading. The next section investigates the following biases that are prevalent in reading tests: language dialect, class bias, conformity bias, early reading bias, speed bias, emotional bias, and teacher strategy bias. Following this section, the paper discusses the inequalities in the scoring system of standardized reading tests. Some alternatives that the paper recommends are a) a more individualized assessment of reading difficulties, b) a more limited and careful use of reading tests, and c) an understanding of the reader's motivation. Twenty-six references and a 13-item bibliography are included. (BRB)
Descriptors: Individualized Reading, Reading Development, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulty, Reading Programs, Reading Tests, Teaching Methods, Test Bias
Workshop Center for Open Education, Room 6, Shepard Hall, City College, Convent Ave. and 140th St., New York, New York 10031 ($.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll. Workshop Center for Open Education.