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ERIC Number: ED275145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Cloze Is a Cloze Is a Cloze?
Brown, James Dean
This study attempted to determine the effectiveness of cloze procedures as norm-referenced instruments by comparing the differential responses of four groups of college students of English as a second language on two identical cloze passages. The responses were scored using both exact-answer and acceptable-word methods. The results indicate that the effectiveness, measured as reliability and validity, appears to be strongly related to how well a given cloze passage fits a given student sample. This suggests, in turn, that pretesting any cloze passage is necessary so that an appropriate passage can be selected and modified or tailored to fit a certain group of students. Taking some or all of these steps should help produce a more reliable and valid norm-referenced instrument on whose scores responsible decisions about students can be based. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Handscombe, Jean, Ed.; And Others. On TESOL '83. The Question of Control. Selected Papers from the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (17th, Toronto, Canada, March 15-20, 1983); see FL 015 035.