ERIC Number: ED195933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Use of the Cloze Procedure in Selected Schools in Western New York State.
Whited, Frances Moroney
A total of 255 reading teachers and classroom teachers completed questionnaires in a study that examined the use of the cloze procedure in selected schools in western New York State. The sample included reading teachers and classroom teachers in grades four through six and junior high school reading teachers and content area teachers. The results revealed that most of the teachers used the cloze procedure and ranked it as an important instructional technique. Approximately 80% reported using it for diagnosis, as a pretest/posttest, and for placing students in instructional groups, but fewer than half used the cloze procedure to determine text readability. A high percentage of the teachers used cloze to develop comprehension. Over 75% reported using it to develop ability to use context clues and to develop vocabulary, while 25% said that they used cloze to develop listening skills. (A copy of the questionnaire is appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (24th, Baltimore, MD, October 30-November 1, 1980).