John Asbury

Author Credentials

Brother John Asbury, S.M.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Cloze procedure; United States--History--Textbooks


The reading teacher will often use an informal reading test to match the book with the student, but the teacher in the content areas would seldom, if ever, make use of such a tool. Even if the teacher in the content areas knew how to give an informal reading test, she probably would not administer it to a whole class because it is too time-consuming. Will the Cloze procedure indicate reasonably well the readability of the material in a text book? Could it be used to evaluate the suitability of a text for a particular class or grade level by a teacher or a department? The problem was to determine whether the Cloze readability test is economical of time and money, and accurate enough to be used by teachers of content areas.


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