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Dale Chall Readability Formula1
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McConnell, Campbell – Journal of Economic Education, 1983
The Flesch reading formula is questioned as being appropriate for evaluating college economics textbooks. The Dale-Chall, Modified Dale-Chall, Fry, and Flesch formulas were used to evaluate nine introductory textbooks. There was little or no consistency in either the absolute reading levels or the rank orderings. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Economics Education, Educational Research, Higher Education