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ERIC Number: ED140225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 19
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Assessing Reading Comprehension.
Schreiner, Robert
Many instruments designed to assess reading comprehension reflect instructional tasks that have not clearly been shown to be a part of the process of comprehension. If the measurement instruments are to have construct validity, however, they must be created to reflect what we know about cognitive processing. Recent work in cognitive psychology has begun to aid us in codifying some of the basic factors or elements of comprehension. Three particular areas of research in cognitive psychology are explored as potential sources of items and activities for assessing reading comprehension: imagery and associational aids in recall; network theory relating classes and examples of concepts; and "scripts" that contain information about situations encountered with regularity. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)