ERIC Number: ED098536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Revised Harris-Jacobson Readability Formulas.
Harris, Albert J.; Jacobson, Milton D.
This paper summarizes the work to date on the revised Harris-Jacobson Readability Formulas. The contents include "The Criterion," which discusses the criterion used in the development of the formulas; "Variables Employed," which includes percent of uncommon words, average sentence length, percent of long words, mean number of letters per word, and spelling patterns; "Validity of the Individual Variables," which presents the correlations obtained with basal reader levels; "Readability Formulas Based on Multiple Correlations," which discusses two-variable and three-variable combinations which have been tried out and reports on the five best formulas; "Corrected Grade Equivalents," which discusses the corrections used for the Harris-Jacobson formula; "Practical Utility," which looks at the practical features of the readability formula; and "Further Research Needed," which discusses a planned testing program and improving the readability formula. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (18th, Bethesda, Maryland, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1974)