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ERIC Number: ED087414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 4
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Computers Analysis of Reading Difficulty.
Joos, L. W.
A computer program has been designed to analyze the reading difficulty of English text. It is, essentially, an automation of the widely used Dale-Chall formula for the estimation of reading difficulty. Text samples of up to 5000 words are input, with only minor punctuation restrictions being applied. Output from the program consists of sample analyses, a summary of sample statistics and a tally of all different words in the sample text. Basic data used by the Dale-Chall formula are counts of sentences and of common and uncommon words. The analyses include counts of words and sentences, a frequency listing of words used, the Dale-Chall value and tabled reading length, and several statistics such as sentence length and percent of uncommon words. The program can be used for reading and library projects, for instructional materials analysis and selection, and is of interest in any field where published text is expected to be read. (PB)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dale Chall Readability Formula