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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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OLIVEIRA, Katya Luciane de  and  SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli Dos. Reading comprehension and learning evaluation among undergraduates. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.1, pp. 118-124. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000100016.

This research meant to explore the relation among reading comprehension, academic performance and learning assessment in specific contents. The sample was composed of by 270 freshman students from administration, law and psychology courses, from daytime and evening period in a private university in São Paulo. The instruments used were 2 texts prepared in accordance to Cloze's technique and a questionnaire focusing the most used characterization types in higher education assessment. The students' participation was voluntary and the data collect happened in a collective session form. The results showed clearly a correlation, statistically significant, among reading comprehension, academic performance and learning assessment was conclusive.

Keywords : Cloze's test; academic performance; higher education.

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