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ERIC Number: ED319185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Use of the Cloze Procedure To Measure Reading Comprehension and Language Ability of the Deaf.
Treece, Nelson L.
This literature review examines use of the cloze procedure for assessing reading and language competence and for planning individualized reading curricula. The first half of the paper describes studies performed with non-hearing-impaired students, discussing validation of the cloze procedure, establishment of criterion test scores, and the influence of various deletion patterns and manipulation of larger contexts. The second half covers performance by deaf subjects using the cloze procedure. Findings indicate that while cloze methods are valid for use with both native-speaking and second-language populations, its validity for reading assessment remains uncertain, and the technique cannot yet be recommended for teachers of the deaf seeking to match readers with text. Includes over 200 references. (PB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A