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ERIC Number: ED091756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 28
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Sophistication of Reading Interests Scale.
Zais, Robert S.
Designed to measure maturity of reading interests, the Sophistication of Reading Interests Scale consists of 29 pairs of fictitious story synopses, one of the pair more sophisticated than the other. Three indicators of level of maturity, defined in order of sophistication, are the importance of plot, the importance of characters, and the importance of ideas or theme. Content validity was established by asking 20 secondary teachers to judge the sophistication criteria and the level of sophistication of each synopsis in each dyad. Construct validity was established in part by comparing scores on the scale by younger and older students. The mean for 25 high ability seventh graders was 58.1 and for 21 high ability twelfth graders 67.7, a difference of 9.6 points, significant at .001. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English 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 (junior high, senior high), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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