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ERIC Number: ED138967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Studies for an On-Line Reading Diagnosis System-III. Technical Report No. 409.
Venezky, Richard L.; And Others
Three studies were performed to test the feasibility of the PLATO Computer Assisted Instruction system for on-line testing of reading skills. In Study 1, three different approaches to vocabulary assessment were tested: self-screening, synonym, and word matching under brief exposure. One hundred ten subjects from a Chicago, Illinois, public elementary school received from one to three levels of each test format via PLATO terminals. Branching to levels within each format was under program control. The results revealed problems both with test formats and with test items. Based on these results, improvements were made to the testing programs and a second group of 95 subjects was run. The results from these tests showed an expected range of scores for the Synonym and Self-Screening Tests but cast further doubt on the validity of the Timed Exposure Test. A third study, directed toward the validity of this test, led to the rejection of the timed exposure paradigm. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.