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ERIC Number: ED119127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 139
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The Efficacy of Cloze Procedure for Estimating Reading Ability of Students and Readability of Materials in Adult Fundamental Education Programs.
Rosenkranz, Catherine Isabella Rogers
The purpose of this study was to determine whether cloze procedure could be used in adult literacy programs serving those students reading from about fourth grade reading equivalent level through high school equivalency level. This research investigated three questions: (1) Is cloze procedure acceptable for this group? (2) Can cloze procedure be used to match students to instructional materials? and (3) Can it be substituted for standardized tests? Eighty-five Rhode Island students, 35 in advanced Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes and 50 in high school equivalency classes, completed cloze passages. Passages were taken from these sources: commercial materials for advanced ABE students and for high school equivalency students, and passages previously tested on elementary and secondary students. Deletions were at the 1:5 ratio. Data analysis was done on exact replacements. The cloze procedure was found acceptable, as fewer than 25 percent of the students rated it uninteresting and only seven per cent of the 122 items were not attempted by at least 75 per cent of the students. It appears to be useful in matching students to instructional materials. The data proved insufficient to answer the question on substitutability for standardized tests. (Author/MKM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison