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The primary purpose of this thesis is to investigate the construct validity of the sentence verification technique as a method of measuring reading comprehension. The thesis is organized into two chapters. The first chapter presents research suggesting that two of the most common methods of assessing reading comprehension on norm referenced reading comprehension tests are inadequate. The two methods critiqued in chapter one are the close procedure and the multiple choice procedure. The second chapter presents an experiment investigating the construct validity of the sentence verification technique