ERIC Number: EJ577062
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back: The Stormy History of Reading Comprehension Assessment.
Sarroub, Loukia; Pearson, P. David
Clearing House, v72 n2 p97-105 Nov-Dec 1998
Examines the historical course of reading-comprehension assessment practices over 25 years (from the 1970s to the mid-1990s), examining changing views of reading processes, practices, and policies. Characterizes progress in terms of political and practical constraints. Finds that, although very different formats are used today, the functions of assessment have remained relatively constant. (SR)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Special Section: Reading Comprehension as a Social Act--Implications for Secondary Schools.