An Empirical Investigation of the Componentiality of L2 Reading in English for Academic Purposes
Cambridge University Press, Dec 7, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 300 pages
The focus on careful reading in theoretical literature has meant that we have somewhat ignored reading behaviours such as skimming, scanning and search reading in the teaching and testing of reading. These theories do not explain how readers process texts quickly and selectively. The development of the Advanced English Reading Test (AERT) for university students in the People's Republic of China under the auspices of the National College English Test Committee was the vehicle for investigating the nature of and the relationships between skimming, scanning, search reading and careful reading. This volume reports on the methodological procedures that led to the development of this important test and discusses the results of the empirical investigations that were carried out to establish its validity. As such it offers a blueprint of reading assessment for those wishing to research in the area.
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A00DISCI academic reading Alpha analysis of conditions ANOVA Appendix background knowledge candidates careful global causation Chinese cloze collection of descriptions College English Test componential conditions of EAP CTEST CUES Deleted discipline areas EAP reading tests Eigenvalue English Entire Population facnumb Factor 2 Factor Factor analysis global level IELTS ILEX introspection IPROP Label Mean Std linguistic located the answer main ideas Matched the word Mean Std Dev minutes Missing nacre Number of valid paragraph Pct Summaries Principal Components Analysis problem/solution purpose of reading questionnaire read the text readers reading carefully reading comprehension reading skills rhetorical organisation search reading skills and strategies skills/strategies Statistics Std Dev Minimum Table teaching tasks test formats Test paper textbooks TOEFL TOTCARE TOTCARE1 TOTCARE2 TOTLEXI2 TOTSCAN2 TOTSCORE TOTSKCH2 types of reading University of Reading valid observations listwise Valid Variable Mean Value Label Mean Variable Mean Std Variable Value Label