ERIC Number: ED251827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Testing and Evaluation in Reading and Communication Skills: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1984 (Vol. 45 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 19 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the effectiveness of English placement examinations used at five junior colleges in California; (2) the direction and distance of context required by college undergraduate students to complete cloze cohesive reference items in passages presented by computer; (3) the influence of rater characteristics on composition evaluation practices; (4) the development of a test of content area reading; (5) the prediction of freshman composition grades at a community college; (6) the effectiveness of the Reading Miscue Inventory and the Reading Appraisal Guide in graduate reading programs; (7) the performance of above average and below average readers on a program-dependent mastery test; (8) the measurement of writing abilities in grades seven, eight, and nine; (9) speech act taxonomy as a tool for ethnographic description; (10) the development and evaluation of an instrument to assess sex stereotyping at the primary reading level, and its application to basal reading textbooks used in the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) schools; and (11) statewide minimum competency tests in writing skills. (FL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Miscue Analysis, Program Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Reading Tests, State Programs, Teacher Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing Problems, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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