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The Use Of Item Response Theory To Assess Adults' Postdiction Accuracy, Andrea Mueller Cummings Sep 2006

The Use Of Item Response Theory To Assess Adults' Postdiction Accuracy, Andrea Mueller Cummings

Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders Dissertations

Researchers interested in metacognition of text comprehension (metacomprehension) have investigated both a knowledge and a monitoring component. Knowledge of comprehension consists of one’s awareness of person, strategy, and task variables and is investigated primarily through interviews and questionnaires. Monitoring of comprehension consists of two equally important abilities: evaluation and regulation. Evaluation involves adults’ ability to assess their understanding during reading, whereas regulation involves their ability to use compensatory strategies to resolve comprehension failures. Monitoring of comprehension is assessed through a variety of paradigms, such as on-line performance measures, error detection, and calibration. Researchers interested in adults’ evaluation ability have ...