ERIC Number: ED215301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Miscue Analysis: A Needed Diagnostic Dimension for Non-Traditional Students.
Nieratka, Ernest B.
Miscue analysis is a monitoring device that makes it possible to view the manner in which a student is processing a given reading selection; therefore, it is more appropriate than standardized reading tests for measuring the strengths and weaknesses of nontraditional students. Miscue analysis assumes that reading is a language process and that every normal individual who approaches the reading task is a competent user of the language of his or her speech community. The extent to which the experiences and oral language of the student fall short of, differ from, or are in dissynchrony with the printed page is the degree to which difficulty will be experienced. Semantic and syntactic information cues can be used by the reader to narrow the possibilities of what is coming. The reader may also use information from the printed letters themselves in order to determine the exact word used. The Reading Miscue Inventory assesses how well a reader uses these cues in his or her oral reading by analyzing each miscue the reader makes. The inventory determines to what extent comprehension is affected by the reader's miscues, and how well the reader uses his or her knowledge of grammatical relationships when reading. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Reading Miscue Inventory