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ERIC Number: ED091768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 33
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Tests of Anaphoric Reference--Multiple Choice Format (TAR-MC) and Tests of Anaphoric Reference--Cloze Format (TAR-C).
Miller, Larry A.
Designed to investigate how the beginning reader understands the antecedent/anaphora relationship in written discourse, this test contains four stories which were drawn from basal readers and modified so that the categories of pronouns were represented in proportion to their occurrence in the basal readers. Stories were further modified so that two stories contained two antecedents and two stories contained four antecedents. Antecedents were divided equally by sex. Two passages are tested by means of multiple choice items and are referred to as the TAR-MC, Form 1 and 2. There are 48 multiple-choice items, with each item containing four choices. The two passages of cloze or TAR-C tests contain 50 deleted words, and a number of items test words other than pronouns for the purpose of avoiding set. [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 (Reading), title, author, date, and age range (primary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (WR)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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