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ERIC Number: ED078354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 5
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Factors Relating to Correspondence and Other Non-Traditional Instruction: The Role of Readability.
Klare, George R.
The variables used in most readability formulas consist of counts of language elements which highly relate to comprehension scores on passages of a wide range of difficulty. The variables most often used are some measure of word difficulty and yield an index score representing the style difficulty of the passages to which they are applied difficulty at certain times and for certain purposes, but not at other times. What is needed, as indicated by the author, is better specification of when and under what conditions readability measures are likely to be predictive. The reader's level of performance, including his comprehension, speed of reading, and depth of reading, is a function of his level of competence. These interact with the reader's level of motivation, which in turn interacts with the readability level of material. (WR)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)