ERIC Number: ED333727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Group vs. Individual Completions of Cloze Passages by ESL Students.
Khodabakhshi, Susan C.
A study investigated whether group interaction in completing cloze passages resulted in better completion than individual work. An earlier analysis of cloze procedure was replicated with 41 community college students of English as a Second Language (ESL). The population was randomly divided into two samples. Each sample completed two cloze passages, one individually and one in small groups. Group mean scores were compared with mean individual scores within and between samples. Results were strikingly similar to those of the previous study, with groups clearly outperforming individuals. Group scores were higher than individual scores for 93% of participants. While 80% of the individuals scored at the frustration reading comprehension level, 83% of the groups scored at the instructional level or higher. The groups also produced a greater number of responses than did the individuals. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. paper, Kean College of New Jersey.