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ERIC Number: EJ793283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Assessing Reading Comprehension
Klingner, Janette K.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v29 n4 p59-70 2004
Generally, experts agree on what good readers do to comprehend text--they connect new text with past experiences, interpret, evaluate, synthesize, and consider alternative interpretations. Yet, traditional measures of reading comprehension only provide a general indicator of how well a student understands text. They do not provide information about how the student uses cognitive and meta-cognitive processes or explain why a student may be struggling. This article discusses various traditional and innovative reading comprehension assessment measures, including standardized norm-referenced tests, informal reading inventories, interviews and questionnaires, anecdotal records and observations, oral retelling, free-writing, and think-aloud procedures. For each technique relative strengths and weaknesses are described.
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Language: English
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