ERIC Number: ED028053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Readability Levels of Adult Magazine Material.
Dulin, Kenneth L.
The readability levels of 15 popular magazines were determined by applying the Flesch, Farr-Jenkins-Paterson, Gunning, and Fry readability formulas to the lead articles of each. Average grade levels found were 13, 14, 12.2, and 10.9. Probability intercorrelations between the easy-to-difficult rankings yielded by the four formulas were all significant at the .01 level. It was concluded that difficulty levels of popular magazines have risen over the years and that magazines can be included within the content of secondary and college-adult reading programs. Readability and intercorrelation tables along with references are included. (Author/RT)
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Measurement, Readability, Reading Level, Reading Materials, Secondary Schools
National Reading Conference 1968 Yearbook.
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-7, 1968.