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ERIC Number: ED102530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 9
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An Exploration of the Cloze Procedure in Arithmetic Reading.
Rayburn, Elaine
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of the cloze procedure as an additional means of speeding up the process of determining a child's mathematical reading abilities. Two cloze mathematical reading tests (CMRT) of equal length were constructed. The tests averaged 250 words each and every fifth word was deleted. One cloze passage was taken from a sixth grade mathematics text and the other passage was an excerpt from a seventh grade mathematics test. A total of 120 sixth grade students took the sixth grade CMRT. Of these students, 61 also took the seventh grade level CMRT. Only the exact answers corresponding with the deleted words were credited as correct responses. The results indicated that most of the students tested by the sixth grade level CMRT were at the instructional and independent reading levels, approximately all of the students who took the seventh CMRT were at the frustration and instructional reading levels, and a statistically significant correlation was found between the CMRT and the IQ scores of the students sampled. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas State Council of the International Reading Association (2nd, Houston, March 21-23, 1974)