Lower-order or Higher-order? - A Study of Reading Comprehension Questions in Swedish Upper Secondary EFL Textbooks
Summary, in English
The study found that both textbooks had a tendency towards including more lower-order reading comprehension questions than higher-order. A majority of the examined questions, between 70 and 71%, respectively, were categorised as lower-order. The most frequently occurring cognitive levels in the textbooks were remember and understand, respectively. A concluding recommendation is for teachers using or choosing textbooks for school to examine the frequency of lower-order and higher-order reading comprehension questions and to complement with extra questions if necessary.