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ERIC Number: EJ1070477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Eye-Tracking as a Tool in Process-Oriented Reading Test Validation
Solheim, Oddny Judith; Uppstad, Per Henning
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v4 n1 p153-168 2011
The present paper addresses the continuous need for methodological reflection on how to validate inferences made on the basis of test scores. Validation is a process that requires many lines of evidence. In this article we discuss the potential of eye tracking methodology in process-oriented reading test validation. Methodological considerations are highlighted and special significance is placed on the importance of studying the first reading of a text as well as reading while answering questions about it. This point of view expands the traditional scope of eye-tracking methodology in reading research. We conducted a small-scale study in which 18 12-year olds read and answered questions about a multimodal text. In this study comprehension scores were related to allocation of visual attention in two conditions: (i) reading a text passage for the first time; and (ii) rereading of the text passage while answering questions about it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices
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