ERIC Number: ED245207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Evaluation in Reading and Communication Skills: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1984, (Vol. 44 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)learning literacy skills in a remedial reading classroom; (2) the development of an observation instrument designed to classify specific nonverbal communication techniques used by conductors of musical ensembles; (3) reading comprehension instruction in microcomputer reading programs; (4) the perceived reading skill needs of community college students as determined by content area faculty; (5) the validity and reliability of the preschool student's bookhandling knowledge task; (6) the relationship between selected learner variables and instruction by student teachers and reading achievement on the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills; (7) measuring the acquisition of reading skills in the first grade; (8) assessment of attitudes that educators, students, and parents have toward certain potentially censorable topics found in adolescent literature; (9) a comparison of sixth grade Thai and American students on two forms of the cloze procedure; (10) English teacher concerns about minimal competency testing graduation requirements; and (11) the effects of computer mediated text and reader study behavior on measures of reading comprehension. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Attitude Measures, Communication Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Nonverbal Communication, Predictive Validity, Reading Attitudes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Remedial Reading, State Programs, 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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