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. There are three types of questions:
- argument evaluation questions involve determining the strengths and weaknesses of arguments in a reading selection, determining the relevance of evidence presented in the reading selection to the assertions made in the selection, or judging if material presented is fact or opinion
- inferential reasoning questions involve drawing inferences and implications from the directly stated content of a reading selection, determining the logical assumptions underlying a selection, or determining the authorís attitude toward the material discussed
- generalization questions involve recognizing situations that are similar to the material in a reading selection, drawing conclusions about the material in a selection, or applying ideas from the selection to new situations