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ERIC Number: EJ909613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-8180
Using Readability Tests to Improve the Accuracy of Evaluation Documents Intended for Low-Literate Participants
Kouame, Julien B.
Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, v6 n14 p132-139 Aug 2010
Background: Readability tests are indicators that measure how easy a document can be read and understood. Simple, but very often ignored, readability statistics cannot only provide information about the level of difficulty of the readability of particular documents but also can increase an evaluator's credibility. Purpose: The purpose of this article is two-fold: (1) to provide readers with logical reasons for using readability tests and (2) how to choose the right test for a project. Setting: United States. Research Design: A comparative framework is used to present the need for readability testing. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Formula; Fry Readability Formula; National Adult Literacy Survey (NCES)