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ERIC Number: ED428333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 120
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Comparison of Recreational Reading Books Levels Using the Fry Readability Graph and the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level.
Hoke, Brenda Lynn
This study was done to see if readability levels printed on recreational reading books were as accurate as when the Fry formula and the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level were applied to them. Three descriptive passages from each of 60 recreational reading books were analyzed using the Fry formula and the Flesch-Kincaid formula. The data was compared to the publisher's stated reading levels (levels 4.0 through 5.9). The hypothesis stated that there would be high correlation between the readability levels of recreational reading books as identified by the Fry formula and the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level. However, this hypothesis was rejected and this study shows that readability formulas and stated reading levels were only guidelines and that other factors needed to be considered when choosing appropriate reading material. (Contains 31 references and 3 tables of data; appendixes contain recreational reading passages and data collected from passages.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Formula; Fry Readability Formula