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ERIC Number: ED182703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluating Comprehension Questions: Why Some Questions May Be Questionable.
Mize, John; Mason, George
Since questions are used in a wide variety of ways to test comprehension, clarify communication, and determine levels of proficiency, it is important to be aware of the factors that influence how an individual answers a question. The influence on comprehension of vocabulary, syntax, and material organization has been studied and this influence diminishes with the developing maturity of the answerer. The individual's knowledge base is the most important influence on comprehension and the ability to answer questions. A second important influence on how information is learned and how questions are answered is the situational context in which the information was found and the inclusion of some of the original text in the question. The context includes instructions for reading, task structure, perceived authority, and context shifts. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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