Accession Number : AD0639046

Title :   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF READING ASSESSOR.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : TUFTS COLL MEDFORD MASS INST FOR APPLIED EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,Arthur C. ; Gray,Florence E.

Report Date : APR 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In the interest of developing a device for improving level of comprehension, the purpose of the experiment was to test the relationship between comprehension level and certain measures of reading eye-movements. The personnel of the experiment were college students. The reading materials and comprehension checks were taken from standardized reading achievement tests. Eye-movements, while reading, were recorded by means of the electroculogram technique. Comprehension scores were studied in relation to total time taken to read the experimental selection, total number of eye-movements made while reading the selection, number of saccadic movements made in a left-right direction and in a right-left direction along the line of print. Correlations between total count and number of left-right saccadic movements with comprehension score were not found to be significant. Number of regressive saccades and total time were found to predict comprehension score. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*READING, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS), EYE, MOTION, STATISTICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE