ERIC Number: ED219734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Evaluation in Reading and Communication Skills: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1982 (Vol. 42 Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 20 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) reading readiness, linguistic awareness, and nonverbal problem solving ability in relation to first grade reading achievement; (2) predictive accuracy of third and fifth grade students on linguistic and nonlinguistic comprehension measures; (3) the parameters of difficulty in narrative and expository prose texts; (4) developmental influences on reading readiness in kindergarten children; (5) prior knowledge and reading comprehension text bias; (6) the reliability and validity of the cloze and maze procedures as measures of comprehension of a social studies text; (7) using a group informal reading inventory to assess the reading performance of English-as-a-second-language students; (8) the relationship between vocabulary and readability of science textbooks for grades four, five, and six; (9) the relationships between reading performance and three measures of distractibility in young children; and (10) the use of a cloze test to judge the readability of a proposed science text for sixth grade students. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cloze Procedure, Content Area Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Linguistics, Predictive Validity, Prior Learning, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Reading Readiness, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Test Bias, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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