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Keywords

Textbooks--United States--Readability; Textbooks--United States--Evaluation;

Abstract

Readability of social studies texts has been and continues to be a concern of teachers when choosing a new series to use in the school. Teachers using readability formulas have come away feeling dissatisfied, as there are always students who should be able to read the book but cannot, or ones who should not be able to read the book but can, according to the formulas used. Obtaining the readability of a given text is quick and easy but it diagnoses the text rather than the student, as it gives the grade level of the text not the reading level of the student. The purpose of this study is to determine if readability formulas can give a true picture of the social studies text.

Year of Submission

1988

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Loretta Kuse

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Date Original

1988

Object Description

1 PDF file (29 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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