TITLE

Reading achievement and isolable subprocesses

AUTHOR(S)
Whitney, Paul
PUB. DATE
September 1985
SOURCE
Reading Research Quarterly;Fall1985, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p654
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the reading achievement and isolable subprocesses. An alternative to their subtraction technique would be to use tasks that do not depend on making discrete stage or cascading stage assumptions for interpretability. Before setting out to better isolate a particular subprocess like semantic memory retrieval, it is necessary to examine the efficacy of this approach. The use of component skills analysis is very useful for this dilemma which involves testing subjects on a variety of theoretically interesting information processing skills and determining how these skills are related to reading achievement and to each other. It is also suggested to continue to investigate reading ability in terms of isolable subprocess but should expand the base of the investigations to include systems of combining the isolable skills.
ACCESSION #
19240647

 

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