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Ep. 179: The RAND Reading Model with Hugh Catts

Ep. 179: The RAND Reading Model with Hugh Catts

Update: 2024-01-19
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In this episode, the hosts discuss the RAND Model, a heuristic for thinking about reading comprehension. The model was developed in the late 1990s by the RAND Corporation in response to a need for more research on comprehension. The model considers three main components: the reader, the text, and the purpose or activity of reading. It emphasizes the active role of the reader in constructing meaning from the text and highlights the importance of text complexity, coherence, genre, and the context in which reading takes place. The hosts also explore the challenges of measuring reading comprehension and suggest a curriculum-based assessment approach.

Takeaways

  • The RAND Model is a heuristic for thinking about reading comprehension that considers the reader, the text, and the purpose or activity of reading.
  • Text complexity, coherence, genre, and the context in which reading takes place are important factors in comprehension.
  • Measuring reading comprehension with standardized tests can be challenging due to the complexity of the construct.
  • A curriculum-based assessment approach that measures comprehension within specific disciplines may provide a more accurate and fair assessment of reading ability.

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Ep. 179: The RAND Reading Model with Hugh Catts

Ep. 179: The RAND Reading Model with Hugh Catts