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ERIC Number: ED318774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 66
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A Comparison of Two Interactive Reading Comprehension Measures.
Gill, Helen V.
Scores were compared for two experimental assessment instruments constructed as examples of the techniques used by the Sentence Verification Technique (SVT) of J. M. Royer and others (1979) and the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) of the Michigan Department of Education (1987, 1988) to measure reading comprehension as an interactive process. Sixty-two university students (6 males and 56 females) were administered both experimental treatments. All participants were undergraduates in their senior year of the Professional Teacher Preparation Program at a major public university in the Southwest. There were 21 high, 21 average, and 20 low achieving readers in the sample. Using analysis of covariance with tests of prior knowledge as covariates, data were analyzed and interpreted at the 0.05 level of significance. There was a highly significant difference between SVT scores and MEAP scores. However, there were no significant differences when SVT scores adjusted for prior knowledge were examined according to the reading ability rank of the students. There were significant differences both before and after MEAP scores adjusted for prior knowledge were examined according to the reading ability rank of students. These findings indicate that the tests measure different aspects of reading comprehension despite a common theoretical framework. A 33-item list of references is included. Appendices present experimental target passages, the tests, and a proposed combined test. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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