Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Research: Reading Competence

Question: How does one measure reading competence?

Source: Meyer, B. J. F., Wijehumar, K., Middlemiss, W., Higley, K., Lei, P.-W., Meier, C., & Spielvogel, J.(2010). Web-based tutoring of the structure strategy with or without elaborated feedback or choice for fifth- and seventh-grade readers. Reading Research Quarterly, 45(1), 62–92.

Answer: “Found substantial effects sizes from pretest to posttest on various measures of reading comprehension: recall, strategy competence, and standardized reading comprehension test scores.”

Comment: I think I would have more confidence from using these multiple measures than simply a single state multiple choice test. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Richard Beach et al. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2010), Internet. Note: The editors of RTE said that so much research was available they did not want to burden the paper edition of the journal with it, so they relegated their annotated reports on research to the Internet.

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