ERIC Number: ED127558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Reading Ability of College Students Versus the Readability of Their Texts.
Block, Alan; And Others
The relationship between the reading abilities of 215 freshman composition students and the readability of their college textbooks was studied. Measures from the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and the Dale-Chall Readability Formula were used to assess the relationship between reading ability and the readability of the textbooks. Results indicated that 72% of the students were scoring at or above the freshman reading level. Therefore, four out of the six freshman textbooks used in the study might be considered inappropriate for over one-fourth of the total student sample. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Towson State Coll., MD.