Test-taking Strategies on Reading Comprehension Tests: A Review of Major Research Themes

Mohammed S. Assiri, Emad A. Alodhahi

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There is a growing body of thought and research on strategy use on tests of reading comprehension. Nevertheless, there have been few research reviews that have treated major themes involved in thought and research on test-taking strategies, specifically in the context of reading comprehension. Hence, this paper reviews the themes that are central to the discussion of strategy choice and use on reading comprehension tests. Research themes that form the foci of the paper include discussion of test-taking strategies as they relate to the process of reading test-taking, formats of reading tests, validation of reading tests, level of language proficiency, and performance on tests of reading comprehension.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/selt.v6n3p207

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