ERIC Number: ED274204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Research on the Cloze Procedure as Measurement of Reading Comprehension and Its Use in the EFL Classroom.
The paper reviews the ways in which the cloze testing procedure measures the reading comprehension skills of students in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom. The construction and scoring of the test and the interpretation of the scores are discussed and the reliability and validity of the cloze procedure for testing reading skills are explored. Evidence suggests that the cloze procedure is a more reliable testing tool in the EFL classroom than the traditional reading comprehension multiple choice examination. In general, the cloze test is a practical and powerful measurement. Although more research of the tests must be done, the cloze reading comprehension test, a component of testing, can play an important role and is expected to be used more extensively by EFL teachers. (TR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: WATESOL Working Papers, Number 3, Spring 1986; see FL 016 085.