ERIC Number: ED140602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Some Observations on Cloze Tests. Language Centre News, No. 1.
The cloze test requires a student to fill gaps in a text with appropriate words where every nth word is deleted. The cloze procedure forms a test of a reader's ability to predict, on the basis of context, what word will occur. Test marking may be narrow, in which only the exact word omitted is counted as correct, or broad, where any acceptable word is correct. In addition to general reading and language skills, the cloze test requires the following abilities: (1) knowledge of vocabulary; (2) knowledge of collocation and colligation; (3) attention to nearer and farther context; and (4) flexibility as to word and context interchangeability. Two cloze test fragments illustrate how these abilities are called into play. (CHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jyvaskyla Univ. (Finland). Language Center.