ERIC Number: ED314646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Reading. Using Cloze Procedure To Assess Reading Skills. [Packet] and Handbook.
These instructor's materials consist of a handbook directed to the teacher and 33 worksheets teachers can use with adult students in order to use the cloze procedure to assess how readily they can read materials of differing complexity. The handbook introduces the materials by considering such questions as What is meant by reading?, How could readers' ability to use available reading clues be assessed?, What is the cloze procedure?, How can the procedure be used? and Can the procedure be used with speakers of other languages who are learning English? The second section concerns how to use the worksheets and includes a description of the three reading levels reflected in the worksheets, how to administer the worksheets, how to choose which passage to use, how to score the worksheets, and how to interpret the scores. The third section discusses how teachers can prepare their own worksheets, and the fourth discusses the validity and reliability of the cloze procedure. The fifth section explains other uses of the cloze procedure (as a measure of readability, to help learners move from word-to-word decoding to reading with understanding, and to help learners develop scanning skills). The sixth section lists advantages of the cloze procedure. A short conclusion includes a list of the worksheets by difficulty level. The document concludes with an explanation of the simplified SMOG readability formula, the text from the completed worksheets, an 11-word glossary, and a 6-item bibliography. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cloze Procedure, Content Area Reading, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education, Readability, Reading Diagnosis, Text Structure, Workplace Literacy
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England (4 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).