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ERIC Number: EJ822324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
A Text Readability Continuum for Postsecondary Readiness
Williamson, Gary L.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v19 n4 p602-632 Sum 2008
Students who successfully exit high school may nevertheless be unprepared for postsecondary endeavors. Some point to a lack of basic skills attained in the public schools. However, no one has systematically compared the text demands of high school with those of the postsecondary world. If there is a gap in text readability then apparent student unreadiness could be a function of different text demands rather than a deficiency in student ability. This study investigated the gap between high school textbooks and various reading materials in the most widely chosen postsecondary domains of endeavor--the university, workplace, military and citizenship. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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