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ERIC Number: ED010756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
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THE READABILITY OF SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
NEWPORT, JOHN F.
AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE OF THE READABILITY LEVELS OF NINE CONTINUOUS SERIES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS, GRADES 1-6. THE FOLLOWING SCIENCE SERIES WERE EVALUATED--ALLYN AND BACON, AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY, GINN, HARPER AND ROW, HEATH, LYONS AND CARNAHAN, MACMILLAN, SINGER, AND WINSTON. THE SPACHE FORMULA (SAFIER METHOD) WAS APPLIED TO TEXTBOOKS FOR GRADES 1, 2, AND 3. THE YOAKAM FORMULA WAS USED FOR GRADES 4, 5, AND 6. RESULTS OF THE READABILITY STUDIES ARE PRESENTED IN TABULAR FORM AND DISCUSSED. READING LEVELS FOR FOURTH-, FIFTH-, AND SIXTH-GRADE TEXTS ARE REPORTED TO BE TOO HIGH BECAUSE THE WORD LIST ON WHICH THE YOAKAM FORMULA IS BASED IS SOMEWHAT OUTDATED. REFERENCES ARE GIVEN. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JOURNAL," 66, OCTOBER 1965. (LS)
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Identifiers: Spache Readability Formula; Yoakam Readability Formula