TITLE

Readability versus leveling

AUTHOR(S)
Fry, Edward
PUB. DATE
November 2002
SOURCE
Reading Teacher;Nov2002, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p286
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Compares readability formulas and leveling procedures. Background of readability and leveling; Factors to consider in determining readability and leveling scores; Difference of the range of difficulty between readability and leveling.
ACCESSION #
8530547

 

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