ERIC Number: ED212973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Relationships of the Cognitive Tempos of Elementary School Children and Responses on the Cloze Informal Reading Inventory.
Hicks, Reta D.; And Others
Student cognitive tempo is commonly determined through scores on the Matching Familiar Figures (MFF) test. According to the speed and accuracy of their responses to items on the test, students are classified as either reflective or impulsive. While little is known about the response patterns of reflective and impulsive individuals on specific reading tasks, the nature of reading would imply that reflective individuals would perform better. To test this belief, a study was conducted to determine the relationships between types of responses made by elementary school children on a cloze informal reading inventory (CIRI) and scores on the MFF. Subjects were 125 second through sixth grade students who were administered the MFF and CIRI that had been constructed from a basal reader series. The results showed that types of responses made on the CIRI were not affected to a significant degree by cognitive tempo as measured by the MFF. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (31st, Dallas, TX, December 2-5, 1981).