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ERIC Number: ED089245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 63
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Readability Studies and the Writer of Instructional Materials.
Van Rooy, Lois
The purposes of this paper are (1) to assist Career Development for Children Project (CDCP) writers in developing more readable curriculum materials and (2) to better identify research and development priorities. The first part surveys two contrasting methods that have been found useful in predicting the readability of written texts. The second part focuses on various strategies that have been found useful in controlling the linguistic variables that affect readability. The contents include: "Predicting Readability," which discusses readability formulas, guidelines for using readability formulas, the cloze procedure, concurrent validity of cloze, cloze as a validity criterion for other measurement, the cloze test and control of readability, grade level interpretation of cloze scores, and comparisons and recommendations of readability formulas and the cloze procedure; "Controlling Readability," which discusses control through word choice, sentence structure, and organization of paragraphs; "Summary"; and "References," which includes items selected from educational journals, texts, and the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Career Development for Children Project.