publication . Thesis

The development of a criterion-referenced test of occupational functional reading ability.

Parry, Owen D.;
Open Access English
  • Publisher: Sheffield Hallam University,
  • Country: United Kingdom
The Sheffield Occupational Functional Reading Project is discussed. The Project is placed in the context of rising concern about the qualities of school-leavers. The development of a test based on the reading requirements of employment is described. Functional reading tasks were identified for a wide range of jobs. Reading materials were collected during interviews with employers, officers of training organisations and staff of colleges of further education. Interviews were conducted with recent school-leavers.Items were constructed using standard and novel item-types.All items were scrutinised by panels of employers and linguists and were piloted in schools. It...
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