ERIC Number: EJ417066
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Readability Revisited: Antiquated Albatross or Trusty Steed?
Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, v5 n2 p63-68 Spr 1989
Reviews the literature and research on readability. Examines early formulas that relied on sentence length and difficulty of vocabulary, the subsequent use of cloze procedure to measure text readability, and other factors now recognized as influences on the comprehensibility of a text. Concludes that readability formulas have not served education well. (DMM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Available from New York College Learning Skills Association, c/o Developmental Studies Division, Community College of the Finger Lakes, Canandaigua, NY 11424 ($20.00 per volume for non-NYCLSA members).