ERIC Number: ED197317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
The Harris-Jacobson Readability Formula A.
Harris, Albert J.; Jacobson, Milton D.
This paper describes the Harris-Jacobson Readability Formula A, a revision of a readability formula based on word lists from "Basic Elementary Reading Vocabularies." Section one of the paper discusses procedures for using the formula, including the selection of samples, scoring the variables, and applying the formula. The next section discusses how the formula was developed and its characteristics. The final section reports research findings showing how Formula A compares to other readability formulas (Spache, Dale-Chall, and Flesch) and reveals results favorable to Formula A. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Harris Jacobson Readability Formula
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (25th, St. Louis, MO, May 5-9, 1980).