ERIC Number: ED355494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
1988 Reading Grade Level (RGL) Data for Air Force Specialties. Final Technical Paper for Period February 1989-February 1990.
Faneuff, Robert S.
The reading abilities of enlisted personnel are of interest to the Air Force for a number of reasons. One important reason is that the Air Force must ensure that airmen have the abilities necessary to read and comprehend training material and job aides such as technical orders (TOs). Since reading ability tends to differ among the Air Force Specialties (AFSs), each AFS is a potentially unique group of readers that needs instructional material written at a level commensurate with their abilities. A common measure of reading ability is reading grade level (RGL). This study identifies several RGLs of interest for specific specialties which may be of use to those responsible for writing training and instructional materials. The mean RGL, and RGL at one standard deviation below the mean were determined. Also, RGLs that can accommodate 70%, 80%, and 90% of the individuals within an AFS were determined. (Four tables of data are included; two appendixes of data are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Div.