ERIC Number: ED123602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Cloze Procedure: A Valuable Tool for Content Teachers.
Dishner, Ernest K.
The cloze procedure, a technique for determining the difficulty level of written material, involves the systematic deletion of words from a prose selection and the supplying of the missing words by a student or a group of students. The students' ability to supply these words is a significant indicator of how well they comprehend the written material. This procedure, which can be used by content area teachers to identify both those students who will profit most from the adopted textbook and those for whom the text is too difficult, involves test construction, administration, and scoring; classification of student performance; and interpretation of the results. This is best used with students who have at least fourth grade level reading skills. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the 1973 National Reading Conference