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Avaliação Psicológica

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MOTA, Márcia Maria Peruzzi Elia da. A critical view of reading comprehension tests. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.3, pp. 347-351. ISSN 1677-0471.

Reading comprehension is a multidimensional construct that involves complex cognitive processes. Although scientific studies have pointed out the complexity of this process, from a practical point of view, when one reviews how the literature addresses the assessment of comprehension, there is a tendency to treat this construct as one dimensional and tests as equivalents. This paper intends to critically discuss how the field has approached the assessment of comprehension. It presents results of empirical studies that evaluated the relevance of three types of reading comprehension tests: Cloze, multiple choice, and recall. The implications for scientific research and clinical practice are discussed

Keywords : reading skills; reading; Cloze testing.

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