It is not necessary to emphasize the fact that reading plays an important part in the education of parents. A more significant problem is that of discovering the characteristics of materials that fall at different levels of difficulty. A solution of this problem would make possible a more effective selection and preparation of materials suitable to the widely differing reading abilities that one finds among adults. The purpose of this investigation is to determine the factors that are associated with difficulty and to learn what the characteristics of materials are at the various levels. To carry out this study the reading difficulty of a series of sixteen selections was determined experimentally and the variation of numerous factors with difficulty was analyzed.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1933 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Ojemann, R. H.
"The Reading Difficulty of Parent Education Materials,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 159-170.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol40/iss1/94