ERIC Number: ED319589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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An Assessment of What Grade 5 Students Know about Science Text and Science Reading. A Preliminary Report.
Yore, Larry D.; And Others
This study was designed to develop effective and time efficient assessment techniques for self-appraisal of science text and science reading and to assess middle grade students' metacognitive knowledge about science text and science reading. Standardized interviews, word associations, concept maps, and objective examinations were administered to grade 5 students. Preliminary results of the interviews reveal that grade 5 students have reasonable declarative, procedural, and conditional knowledge about science text and science reading but much growth is needed for them to become efficient, successful science readers. These results identify metacognitive dimensions regarding science text and science reading that would be strengthened by explicit instructions designed to improve students' knowledge of the use of science text. Reciprocal teaching was also identified as a promising instructional strategy that provided the support required to develop self-appraisal skills. A list of 64 references is included and structured interview protocols, structured tests for assessing self-appraisal of science reading and science text, a form for concept mapping, and a set of word associations are appended. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (63rd, Atlanta, GA, April 8-11, 1990).