ERIC Number: ED044615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Literacy Demands of Publications in Selected Military Occupational Specialities.
Sticht, Thomas G.
The reading difficulty levels of publications in five military occupational specialities (MOSs) were determined by the Flesch and Dale-Chall readability formulas. Readability levels were compared with the reading abilities of low and average mental aptitude men working in the MOSs. The comparison indicates that, in all MOSs, the average readability level of the publications exceeded the average reading ability of the low aptitude group by two to eight years. In all but one MOSs, average readability exceeded the average reading ability of the average group by one to six years. Evidence suggests that both high and low aptitude readers are hurt when the reading difficulty of materials is increased. (The document includes nine references, seven tables and figures, and procedures for deriving the Flesch index of readability.) (Author/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.