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ERIC Number: ED091769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 33
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The Jewell High School Reading Comprehension Test.
Jewell, Cedric B.
Designed to assess the reading comprehension ability of high school students, this measure contains items which were constructed to test the subskills found by R. T. Lennon, on the basis of factor analysis of thirty studies of comprehension tests, to be the four components of comprehension tests that may be measured reliably. These subskills are a general verbal factor, comprehension of explicitly stated material, comprehension of implicit or latent meaning, and appreciation. Average item validity for the final test for grade 10 is .35; for grade 11 .35; and for grade 12, .36; and reliability coefficients for each of the three grades, and for the total group, are respectively .83; .84; .84; and .85. [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 (secondary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (RB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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