ERIC Number: ED101299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Design Concepts for a Measure of Effectiveness in Reading: A Feasibility Study.
Riverside Research Inst., New York, NY.
This feasibility study for developing a measure of effectiveness in reading contains five sections. "The Need and Requirements for a Measure of Effectiveness in Reading" presents the problem, functional specifications for a measure of effectiveness in reading, the minimum number of tasks required to uild an effectiveness measure, approaches to the measurement of effectiveness in reading, the Riverside Research Institute (RRI) approach toward the development of a measure of effectiveness in reading, and the RRI approach and the minimum work tasks for developing an effectiveness measure in reading. "Measuring Word Familiarity" discusses scales of word frequency, word frequencies and the lognormal distribution, construction of a word familiarity scale, and a familiarity-based vocabulary measure. "Measuring the Readability of English Texts" discusses the problem, a new readability formula, and construction of the RRI readability formula. "Implementing the Design Concepts in the Construction of Reading Tests" presents a plan for the construction of nonbiased tests and for computer-assisted tests. "Application of the Design Concepts for Qunatifying English Text in Setting and Monitoring Standards" discusses input data for setting standards and analysis of effective data. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Riverside Research Inst., New York, NY.