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ERIC Number: ED108181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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Cloze Procedure and the Affective Domain.
Babcock, Natalie
Assessing students' knowledge of the sequential nature of language and the extent to which they are able to relate one sentence or concept to another (preceding or following) is a task rarely measured by reading tests, despite the fact that such information would help to meet individual reading needs. One instrument which may prove useful toward this end is the cloze test, an informal reading comprehension measurement in which a message is mutilated by deleting certain words and substituting underlined black spaces of constant length. The main thesis of this paper is that cloze analysis of individual student responses on such a test may yield more precise information than current procedures provide for secondary and community college instructors about the strengths and weaknesses of students in specific language skills areas as well as their attitudes toward the subject matter. The paper discusses the use of the cloze test and provides examples and statistics to support the main thesis. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Western College Reading Association (8th, Anaheim, California, March 20-22, 1975)