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ERIC Number: ED163417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What Is So Difficult about Measuring Flexibility.
Converse, Jerry
Although reading flexibility (readers' adjustment of their reading rates at levels of comprehension beyond the easiest levels) is a term that has appeared in the literature since 1928, no satisfactory test has been devised to measure it. Three problems must be solved first: another measurement than words per minute must be found; readability must be joined with readers' purposes and be less dependent on vocabulary, syllable and word counts; and a major breakthrough must occur in measuring comprehension beyond surface levels. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Flexibility
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)