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ERIC Number: ED082164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 181
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The Effect of the Cloze Procedure on Content Achievement and Reading Skills in a Junior College Introduction to Business Course.
Phillips, Bonnie Darlene
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students who receive instruction in reading by using the cloze procedure would gain more knowledge of business concepts and improve their reading skills in an introductory business course when compared with students who had not had similar instruction in reading. Sixty-seven junior college students were randomly assigned to one of three groups; the three groups were then randomly assigned to one of three treatments: lecture supplemented by check questions and precloze-cloze exercises, lecture supplemented by precloze-cloze exercises, and lecture supplemented by reading assignments. The students' American College Testing (ACT) test scores, a business pretest, and a reading pretest served as covariates. The criterion measure for determining content achievement was the General Information Survey. The criterion measure for determining terminal reading skills was the Nelson-Denny posttest. Some of the conclusions drawn from the analysis of the data were that the alternate cloze techniques did not have a differential effect on over-all content achievement or on general reading ability. (WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado