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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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Abstract

MOTA, Márcia Maria Peruzzi Elia da  and  SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos. The Cloze evaluation as a measure of reading ability in primary education. Psicol. Esc. Educ. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.135-142. ISSN 2175-3539.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572014000100014.

Literature review in this field of investigation has pointed to the importance of reading and spelling skills, especially when considering the literacy process and difficulties related to it. In order to verify the validity of the Cloze Test as reading assessment instrument, the goal of this study was to compare Cloze Test with The School Achievement Test (TDE-), which, in addition to studies of validity and accuracy, has a proposal for grade regulations. The study consisted of 42 children, 19 children from 1st grade and 23 from 2nd grade (in the current system 2nd year and 3rd year), from private primary education schools located in Minas Gerais - Brazil. The results reveal the validity of Cloze criterion and point to its usefulness as assessment of reading task.

Keywords : Cloze testing; literacy; psychometrics.

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