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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos  e  MONTEIRO, Rebecca Magalhães. Validity of Cloze as a reading comprehension assessment technique. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.2, pp. 86-100. ISSN 2236-6407.

The Cloze test has been used as a measure of reading comprehension, through the replacement of some missing words in a text by the reader. This study explored validity evidence in two texts based on the Cloze’s technique by correlating them with the Writing Evaluation Scale - EAVE, as well as exploring the differences in Cloze’s score and the performance of students’ subgroups, stablished according to the EAVE’s score. The participants consisted of 92 children from a public school in the state of Sao Paulo with ages ranging from 7 to 10 years. The instruments used were two texts based on Cloze’s technique and the EAVE. The results indicated a high and significant correlation between the texts and the EAVE, showing convergence between the constructs. In addition, the students with poorly performing on EAVE obtained the lowest average in cloze.

Palavras-chave : reading comprehension; writing; elementary school; psychoeducational assessment.

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