Since student success in science is related to reading ability, the selection of a readable text is crucial to classroom instruction. The determination of reading level is probably the single most important factor in textbook selection. If textbooks are unreadable for students, few students will read them and the other reasons for selecting texts will be lost to the reading audience. What determines the reading level of a textbook and how is the reading level of a textbook evaluated? This article discusses the answers to these questions and includes a quick method for reading level determination.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1978 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Davis, George R.
"Determining Textbook Readability,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 15
, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol15/iss2/17