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ERIC Number: ED091742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 12
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Literary Discrimination Test.
Harpin, W. S.
Designed to measure discrimination of prose excerpts, the Literary Discrimination Test (LDT) includes nine pairs of passages for the respondent to choose between, and one set of four passages to be rank-ordered. One of each pair of passages and one passage from the set of four were from published novels; the others were rewritten and inferior versions of the original. In the final version of the test, only those items were included for which there had been complete agreement by a panel of twelve secondary English teachers and three college English professors. Thirty minutes are required to administer the LDT. The test-retest (after five months) reliability is .75; The Spearman-Brown theoretical reliability is .84. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Literature), title, author, date, and age range (senior high, postsecondary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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