a gain of 42,000 readers in a circulation of 275,000. Cambridge MA: Brookline Books. Ames, Iowa: University of Iowa Press. Varied uses of readability measurement. 22 It made it easier for teachers to choose books that matched class reading skills.
Kitson's work showed that each type of reader bought and read their own type of text. 45 In 1975, in a project sponsored by the.S. Available online at: m Harris,. Armbruster confirmed Kintsch's finding that coherence and structure are more help for younger readers. A b Coleman,. "Simplification of the Flesch Reading Ease Formula." Journal of Applied Psychology.
The measurement of readability. The modified formula is: New reading ease score.599nosw.015sl.517 Where: nosw number of one-syllable words per 100 words and sl average sentence length in words. 38 In 1939, Irving Lorge published an article that reported other combinations of variables that indicate difficulty more accurately than the ones Gray and Leary used. 84 Among other things, Bormuth confirmed that vocabulary and sentence length are the best indicators of reading ease. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association, Philadelphia,. Among the wire-service stories, the lower group got two-thirds more readers, and among local stories, 75 percent more readers. New York London: Longman.