ERIC Number: ED237949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Evaluation in Reading and Communication Skills: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1983 (Vol. 44 Nos. 1 through 6).
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 21 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the effects of modality-based instruction in test taking skills upon young children's performance on standardized reading tests; (2) the effects of five different picture placements in printed text on the acquisition and retention of verbal information and concrete concepts; (3) the development of a survey to ascertain the reading preferences of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students; (4) the development of an instrument for the evaluation of secondary school reading programs derived from a modified Delphi technique; (5) simultaneous and successive processing and reading decoding and comprehension; (6) the cloze procedure as a measure of across-sentence reading comprehension; (7) the effect of pictures on anxiety and text learning; (8) the relationship between specific processing abilities and traditional measures of comprehension skills; (9) the structure of narrative passages and third grade students' scores on selected tests of reading achievement; and (10) passage dependency in three selected informal reading inventories with third and fourth grade students. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Analysis (Language), Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Remedial Reading, Standardized Tests, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Test Wiseness
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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