The C-Test: A Viable Alternative to the Use of the Cloze Procedure in Testing?

  • Mary Ann G. Hood

Abstract

A few years ago, two German researchers, Christine Klein-Braley and Ulrich Raatz, developed a test procedure which they believe maintains the virtues of the cloze test procedure while exhibiting none of its defects — the C-Test. The C-Test consists of a number of texts or passages in which, beginning in the second or third sentence in each passage, the second half of every other word has been deleted, leaving the first part of each mutilated word as a cue for the test taker.

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Native Speaker Test Taker Content Word Foreign Student Spelling Error 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Ann G. Hood
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  1. 1.English Language InstituteThe American UniversityUSA

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