ERIC Number: ED189586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Testing and Evaluation in Reading and Communication Skills: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1980 (Vol. 40 Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 35 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) cloze procedure; (2) the monitoring and facilitation of reading growth; (3) the effect of immediate item feedback on the reliability and validity of verbal ability test scores; (4) performance variables in essay testing; (5) a process model for identifying and selecting proficiency standards in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics; (6) schema theory as a theoretical framework for the cloze procedure; (7) the verification of the test of affixes in syntactic structures; (8) techniques for the identification of children with reading disabilities; (9) an instrument to measure elementary school teachers' knowledge of a subskills approach to teaching reading; (10) predicting success on a minimum competency examination; (11) comparison of various standardized reading tests; (12) measuring the difficulty of technical writing; (13) two modes of analyzing teacher and student attitudes toward writing; (14) teachers' comments on students' writing; (15) information gain as a measure of reading comprehension; (16) mothers' estimates of their children's reading achievement; and (17) the attitudes of senior high school students toward student-evaluated composition. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Basic Skills, Cloze Procedure, Communication Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Oral Reading, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Test Validity, Testing, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.