ERIC Number: ED076707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-27
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Simple Readability Index for Job Reading Material.
Caylor, John S.; Sticht, Thomas G.
The FORCAST readability index was developed and cross validated on technical job reading materials and job candidates. Several structural properties of passages were related to passage readability defined as the lowest measured reading grade level at which half the readers met a standard cloze criterion on the passage. The simple, single variable FORCAST Index correlates .9 with the Flesch and Dale-Chall Indices, has a cross-validity of .8 with the cloze criterion, and yields an average absolute error about half that of the two standard general readability indices studied. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Monterey, CA. Div. 3.
Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)