Apparently, the cloze test
has all these characteristics because its marking is objective and fixed, its management easy, and the results of student achievement can be interpreted in a clear and informative way according to the purpose of evaluation.
Keshavarz et al , after carrying out a study on the collocational competence and cloze test
performance, state that there is a virtual lack of empirical research on the relationship between EFL learners' collocational knowledge and their performance on cloze tests
Many teachers mentioned formal comprehension tests such as: the Australian National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), which is composed of short texts in the form of a magazine and multiple choice questions; the Tests of Reading Comprehension (TORCH), which is a standardised cloze test
(Mossenson, Hill, & Masters, 2003); and the Progressive Achievement Tests in Reading (PAT-R) (ACER, 2008), which is comprised of short texts and multiple choice questions.
In the cloze test
, the differences among the three levels were not big either: 68% for E99, 64% for E101, and 60% for E102.
The Cloze test
deletes words from a text "(usually every fifth word) and requires the subjects to fill in the blanks.
The posttest battery consisted of the following measures: (a) the Cloze Test
(3 minutes), (b) the Strategy-Use Test (25 minutes), and (c) the Reading Comprehension section of the GMRT-4 (35 minutes for testing).
In the following cloze test
of the study, all the native English speakers maintained the past discourse frame in Verb Slots 6 and 7, but a relatively high number of non-native speakers employed the present tense, thus extending the textual frame from a past time to the present time.
Similarly, Hansen (1984) found a significant positive relationship between field independence and scores on L2 tests, which was particularly noticeable in the case of the cloze test
and which was also dependent to a certain degree on the learners' cultural background and sex.
dagger]) A Cloze test
requires the examinee to fill in words that have been systematically deleted from a sample of text.
Further, 77 percent of the patients were able to comprehend the material on the grade five Cloze test
, but only 30 percent were able to comprehend the material on the grade nine Cloze test
These were: a Cloze test
, a C-test and its modified version.
sempre secondo lo stesso intervallo, denominata anche cloze `classico') o natural cloze test
(Brown 93-116), in modo da prendere in considerazione un gran numero di diverse tipologie di strutture linguistiche (come sostengono per esempio Chavez-Oller, mettendo alla prova la competenza su collocazioni, tempi verbali, coesione testuale, ecc.