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Title: Testing language comprehension
Authors: Lam, Peter Tit-Loong
Issue Date: 1988
Citation: Teaching and Learning, 9(1),66-72
Abstract: Since the time of Bloom and his associates (9l5 6), construction of achievement test items has often been done within the framework of the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Comprehension is inferred from the capacity to deal with an 'abstraction' in a form somewhat different from that in which it was originally prescribed. Bloom further subdivided comprehension into three sublevels: translation, interpretation and extrapolation. A number of studies have been made in constructing language comprehension items since the time of Anderson (1972) who proposed a hierarchical system whereby questions testing language comprehension were categorised into various levels of complexity. This is a study on how Primary pupils respond to questions testing various levels of comprehension based on simple comprehension passages. The design of the questions is based on a modified version of Anderson's (1972) hierarchy, with Bloom's (1 956) Taxonomy in view.
ISSN: 0129-7112
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