TESTING READINGCOMPREHENSIONAylin AydınTeacher of English
Reading is being able to;Recognize words and word groupsUnderstand word formation to deduce meaningUnderstand explicitly stated informationUnderstand relations within the sentenceUnderstand the text through lexical and grammatical devices
Perceive temporal and spatial relationships of ideasUnderstand conceptual meaningAnticipate and predict what will come nextDraw conclusionsSkim and scan
Stages of Reading1. MATCHING TESTSWord matchingSentence matchingPictures and sentence matching
Word matchingThe readers are just wanted to underline theword same with the given one.*Now bow/not/how/now
Sentence MatchingThe testees are wanted to recognise sentences whichconsists of the same words in the same order.They should catch it as quickly as possible.
1. Tom is not going to your schoola. Tom is not going to your poolb. Tom is going to your schoolc. Tom is not coming to your schoold. Tom is not going to your school
Pictures and sentence matchingThe testees look at the pictures and concentrateon word and sentence comprehension
For intermediate and advanced stages of Reading:Matching Tests1. Visuals can be used to test the comprehensionof definitions of words.The test takers are wanted to match the definition of wordswith the given picture.
2. In this type, the advanced level testees arerequired to read the text to be able tocomprend the words. After reading the text,they are required to write a word to theappropriate blank, right opposite thedefinition. The definitions are for words usedin the passage.
3. The testees are required to match appropriatewords or information in the text with the correctparts of diagram.4. The testees are required to match of aparaphrase of phrases with the original words inthe text.
Type 1.The testees are tested by means of a series ofgeneral truth.The sun rises in the west T FEngland is as large as Australia T F2. TRUE / FALSE READING TESTS
Type 2.The testees decide whether it is T or F accordingto a text.
3. Multiple-choice Items: Short TextsType 1.The testees choose the right answer.The eyes are wonderful teachers- even musicians, who deal withsound, learn as much by(doing, playing, practising) as by listening
Type 2.The testees are required to identify the correctparaphrase.1. John is not as tall as Sally but he is a little taller tahn Ricka. Sally is taller than John and Rickb. John is not as tall as Rick
Type 3.There is given a short reading extract and thetestees try to answer the multiple choice questionaccording to the text.
The lenght of the reading extract recommended might vary from50 to 100 words at the elementary level,200 to 300 words at the intermediate level,400 to 600 words at the advanced level.3. Multiple-choice Items: Longer Texts