Using working memory theory to investigate the construct validity of multiple-choice reading comprehension tests such as the SAT.

@article{Daneman2001UsingWM,
  title={Using working memory theory to investigate the construct validity of multiple-choice reading comprehension tests such as the SAT.},
  author={Meredyth Daneman and Brenda Hannon},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2001},
  volume={130 2},
  pages={208-23}
}
When taking multiple-choice tests of reading comprehension such as the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), test takers use a range of strategies that vary in the extent to which they emphasize reading the questions versus reading the passages. Researchers have challenged the construct validity of these tests because test takers can achieve better-than-chance performance even if they do not read the passages at all. By using an individual-differences approach that compares the relative power of… CONTINUE READING

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