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CUNHA, Neide de Brito  and  SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos. Validity study of the assessment questionnaire of metatextual awareness. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.1, pp. 141-154. ISSN 1516-3687.

Considering the scarcity of studies with metatextual awareness in Brazil, an instrument to measure it was developed. Two studies were conducted, one to derive qualitative evidence of content validity for the assessment questionnaire of metatextual awareness – pilot (QACM-P), demonstrated by the analysis of judges and the structure of the instrument. In the second study, a qualitative, were sought evidence of validity based on relationships with other variables as the school years and related constructs and the internal consistency of items. 30 students participated of a public school, with 10 children in each school year, 3rd to 5th. The instruments used were the QACM-P and two Cloze tests. The results indicated that there was evidence of content validity by analyzing of judges and the children’s errors. There was evidence of validity only for related constructs. Future studies are needed to refine this instrument, before being applied in a larger and more representative sample.

Keywords : reading comprehension; metatextual awareness; basic education; test validity; psychometric.

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