Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.
Current section: II. Critical and Inferential Comprehension
II. Critical and Inferential Comprehension
Critical and inferential comprehension content measures the ability to evaluate a reading selection and its messages.
- Determine whether evidence strengthens, weakens, or is relevant to the arguments in a reading selection
- Determine the role that an idea, reference, or piece of information plays in an author's discussion or argument
- Determine whether information presented in a reading selection is presented as fact or opinion
- Identify the relationship among ideas presented in a reading selection
- Inferential Reasoning
- Draw inferences and implications from the directly stated content of a reading selection
- Determine the logical assumptions upon which an argument or conclusion is based
- Determine the author's attitude toward material discussed in a reading selection
- Recognize or predict ideas or situations that are extensions of or similar to what has been presented in a reading selection
- Draw conclusions from material presented in a reading selection
- Apply ideas presented in a reading selection to other situations