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ERIC Number: ED227652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Fill-In Test: Combining Multiple-Choice and Modified Cloze Techniques to Test English as a Foreign Language Reading Comprehension.
Bensoussan, Marsha; Ramraz, Rachel
The fill-in-test, a modified version of the cloze procedure, is relatively easy to construct, is easier to score than the cloze procedure, and yields a greater number of questions per line of text than the conventional multiple choice comprehension test. The fill-in-test is constructed by inserting blank spaces into a text and providing a number of alternative responses for filling in each blank. Statistical analysis comparing the fill-in test with multiple choice and cloze tests showed that the three formats yield similar results. Four comparisons were conducted of these test formats with Israeli university students and applicants. The fill-in test is intended to provide an additional multiple choice technique as part of a test battery, not to replace conventional multiple choice tests. The appendices include copies of the tests used in the study. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A