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ERIC Number: ED117685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 67
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Readability Analysis of SRA Power Builders; An Examination of the Readability Levels of the Power Builder Component of the SRA Reading Laboratory IIIB as Measured by the Dale-Chall Readability Formula.
Rosen, Ellen Unell
This study evaluates the readability levels of frequently used literacy materials, the power builder component of the SRA Reading Laboratory IIIB. A review of the readability literature reveals numerous studies performed on content area textbooks but relatively few studies performed on literacy materials. Three questions are asked: (1) What is the Dale-Chall readability level of each power builder? (2) What is the average Dale-Chall readability level of each color level? and (3) Do the Dale-Chall readability levels for each color level correspond to the readability levels asserted by the publisher? A computer analysis of the power builders indicates that: (1) readability scores for individual power builders range from grade 4.0 to grade 14.0; (2) the average readability score for each level ranges from grade 5.8 to grade 12.2; and (3) the average Dale-Chall readability score for all levels is .2 to 1.4 years higher than the publisher-determined grade level. It was discovered that the readability scores in any one level cover a wide range. The smallest range occurs in purple--3.4 years, while the largest range occurs in aqua--6.5 years. Recommendations are made for application of the research findings and the revision of the Dale-Chall formula. (Author/MKM)
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