Applications of cloze procedure to reading assessment in special circumstances of literacy development.
January 20, 2017
A study investigated the suitability of the cloze procedure for literacy teaching in an indigenous language. A total of 50 third-grade students and 54 fifth-grade students from an indigenous community in Central Mexico participated in a cloze assessment activity. Results from the activity suggested that cloze testing seems to be a viable alternative for situations where there are neither generalized nor stable literacy practices in the vernacular and where assessment of literacy in the language has never been attempted. The procedure can be easily modified to maximize natural, text-based redundancy, so it enables teachers with minimal proficiency in their students' first languages to easily generate a complete set of reading comprehension activities in the language. The results, discussion of research directions, and pedagogical applications are provided.
Assessment of reading/writing
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- Francis, N. (1999). Applications of cloze procedure to reading assessment in special circumstances of literacy development.. Reading Horizons, 40(1), 23-46. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol40/iss1/2/