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ERIC Number: ED114766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Taxonomy of Selected High School Equivalency Materials (Reading).
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
This taxonomy was developed as a tool to be used by instructors as an efficient system to guide them in preparing their students for the Test of General Educational Development (GED). The focus is on the development of those reading skills considered to be critical for the student to have mastered in order to successfully complete a high school equivalency program. The first stage of the system is an inventory of an individual's reading skills, based on the Iowa Test of Educational Development, either form X-4 or Y-4. The second stage is a prescription of materials that could be used to introduce and reinforce any of the skills the student has not mastered. Three New York State Education Department publications and six commercially available programs are keyed to specific reading skills. The materials range in difficulty from a seventh grade reading level or lower level reinforcement to a twelfth-fourteenth grade reading level or upper level reinforcement. Suggestions for GED test simulation are offered. The general reading skills listed are vocabulary development, ability to interpret reading materials in the social studies and natural sciences, and ability to interpret literary materials. (MKM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Reading Programs, Classification, Critical Reading, Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Vocabulary Development, Word Study Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests