Children and Reading Tests

Children and Reading Tests

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by Clifford Hill, Eric Larsen
     
 

The increasing reliance of our educational system on standardized tests has precipitated a national debate. This debate, however, has proceeded with little attention to the tests themselves. This book makes a scholarly contribution to the debate by using the methods of discourse analysis to examine not only representative material from reading tests but also

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Overview

The increasing reliance of our educational system on standardized tests has precipitated a national debate. This debate, however, has proceeded with little attention to the tests themselves. This book makes a scholarly contribution to the debate by using the methods of discourse analysis to examine not only representative material from reading tests but also children's responses to it. The book is particularly attentive to the role of culture in shaping children's understanding of what they read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567504453
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/16/2000
Series:
Advances in Discourse Processes Series
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Context of Study

esting Reader Parsimony

Truncated Narratives

Excerpted Narratives

Gapped Narratives

Testing Reader Flexibility

Shifting Frames

Resolving Polarities

Changing Registers

Conclusions

Implications of the Study

Glossary

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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