ERIC Number: ED193598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reading Comprehension: Techniques for Assessment and Optimization.
Tyler, Sherman W.; And Others
Three studies examined the nature of individual differences and the role of advance information in reading comprehension. The subjects, 116 college students, read short passages--in some cases preceded by a given type of advance organizer--recalled the information therein, and finally sorted ideas from the passage into groups of similar ideas. Parameter estimates for the model of reading offered by Walter Kintsch and Teun A. Van Dijk, together with a derived measure for the idea-sorting task, showed that good readers were better than poor readers at recalling explicit propositions and organizing ideas, and that different types of advance organizers proved effective for the different types of readers. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).