ERIC Number: ED123556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
The Cloze Procedure: Latest Research and Uses.
Myers, Phyllis C.
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the development of the cloze procedure, to introduce the most recent work done, and to project the implications for further research in the cloze procedure. The cloze procedure was derived from the Gestalt theory of closure whereby a subject has a tendency to fill in the gaps of an uncompleted visual or thought unit. This method was developed by Wilson Taylor at the University of Illinois in 1953. The major areas of research on the cloze procedure include the development of the cloze test to determine readability levels; the use of the cloze test for diagnostic applications; the use of the cloze procedure as a teaching tool; and the recent development by William Page of the use of the post oral reading cloze test as an objective method of observing comprehension. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)