Definitions for "Cloze procedure"
any of several ways of measuring a person's ability to restore omitted portions of an oral or written message by reading its remaining context, as in the Degrees of Reading Progress tests. the completion of incomplete utterances as an instructional strategy to develop reading or listening comprehension with respect to sensitivity to style, attention during extended passages, etc. in second-language instruction, focusing on specific grammatical features by careful selection of omitted words.
a reading activity, often used as a diagnostic, in which every nth word is deleted from a selected reading. Students are then asked to read the passage, inserting a word into each blank to create a meaningful reading.
a test for diagnosing reading ability; words are deleted from a prose passage and the reader is required to fill in the blanks