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ERIC Number: ED201987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Implications of Basic Research for the Assessment of Reading Comprehension. Technical Report No. 206.
Emphasizing the work done at the Center for the Study of Reading in Urbana, Illinois, this paper draws together experimental and theoretical information that is relevant to the problem of assessing children's reading comprehension. The first two sections of the paper present and support a model of reading comprehension that integrates some previously opposed perspectives. Having described reading comprehension and the various factors affecting it, the next sections of the paper deal with the methodological problems of gathering useful assessment data, suggest some alternative approaches, and address the question of why researchers might want to assess reading comprehension. The concluding section of the paper contains a summary and implications for research on reading comprehension assessment. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.