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Investigating the causes of reading comprehension failure: the comprehension-age match design.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>Reading and Writing
Issue number1-2
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)31-40
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The reading-level (or reading-age) match design has become a widely-used tool for investigating the possible direction of the relation between particular skills and word reading ability: Cause or consequence. This paper outlines an analogous method for identifying candidate causes of reading comprehension failure, the ‘comprehension-age match design’ and discusses the strengths and limitations of this design.