Multiple-choice Online Causal Comprehension Assessment for Postsecondary Students (MOCCA-College): Measuring Individual Differences in Reading Comprehension Ability of Struggling College Readers by Text Type

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National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Postsecondary and Adult Education, Subcontract with California State University, Chico, R305A180417
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The research team will refine and validate a reading comprehension assessment originally designed for third- to fifth-grade readers for use with postsecondary students. The refined assessment, MOCCA-College (MOCCA-C) will be a practical, reliable, and valid measure of reading comprehension processes that can help postsecondary practitioners, administrators, and researchers diagnose students reading comprehension difficulties.