Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Textbooks--United States--Readability; Textbooks--United States--Evaluation;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1988 Peggy Drinovsky
Drinovsky, Peggy, "Problems encountered with the readability of social studies books" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 567.