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Reading Comprehension, What We Know: A Review of Research 1995 to 2011

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This review of research concerning reading comprehension provides incites into what has been learned from 1995 to the present. Reading comprehension is defined as a complex activity that involves several variables. Reading strategies are discussed and how they relate to reading comprehension. Testing is another concern regarding how reading comprehension is measured and research that addresses this concern is reviewed. Suggests related to how reading comprehension can be improved are presented.

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Correspondence to Steve Mckee.

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Mckee, S. Reading Comprehension, What We Know: A Review of Research 1995 to 2011. Language Testing in Asia 2, 45 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/2229-0443-2-1-45

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  • reading comprehension
  • strategies
  • testing