ERIC Number: ED230903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of the Cloze Technique in the Measurement of Reading Comprehension.
Peters, Teresa E.
A study was conducted to determine if instruction in the cloze procedure could affect standardized reading comprehension test scores. Subjects were 33 high school sophomores enrolled in two separate remedial reading classes. One intact class served as the experimental group, the other as the control. All subjects were given the Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests as a pretest to determine their levels of reading comprehension. Subjects in the experimental group received 27 lessons involving cloze exercises over a 14-week period. These exercises deleted either nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives or structure words. The control group received the same instruction as the experimental group, but without the use of the cloze exercises. At the end of the 14-week period, all students were retested with the Gates MacGinitie Tests. The results indicated a reading comprehension gain for those students in the experimental group. (A copy of one of the cloze exercises is appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.