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ERIC Number: ED097715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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Poetic Evaluation Rating Scale.
Rees, Richard D.; Pedersen, Darhl M.
Designed to assess readers' evaluations of poems or other works of fiction, the Poetic Evaluation Rating Scale (PERS) is a set of 15 semantic differential scales. After each set of 11 poems, the reader checks a point along a line between two adjectives with opposite meanings (bi-polar adjectives). Each pair of adjectives is 1 of the 15 scales, all of which the reader checks after reading each poem. The 11 poems in PERS are from major literary periods in British or American literature. The set of semantic differential scales could be used to assess evaluation of any work of literature. No reliability or normative data are reported. [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, authors, data, and age range (Junior High-Post Secondary) and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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