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ERIC Number: ED219734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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