Title - Alternative

Research Branch Report 8-75

Subject

ARI (Automated Readability Index); Cloze test; FJP (Farr-Jenkins- Paterson); Flesch Formula; Fog Count; FORCAST Formula; Readability; Reading comprehension; Reading level; Technical publications

Abstract

Three readability formulas were recalculated to be more suitable for Navy use. The three formulas are the Automated Readability Index (ARI), Fog Count, and Flesch Reading Ease Formula. They were derived from test results of 531 Navy enlisted personnel enrolled in four technical training schools at two Navy bases: Naval Air Station at Memphis, and Great Lakes Navy Training Center. Personnel were tested for their reading comprehension level according to the comprehension section of the Gates-McGinitie reading test. At the same time, they were tested for their comprehension of 18 passages taken from Rate Training Manuals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments -- Summary -- Introduction -- Method -- Results -- Discussion and Conclusions -- References -- Appendix A (Eighteen Test Passages Taken From Rate Training Manuals) -- Appendix B (Instructions for Recalculated Formulas)

Publication Date

1-1-1975

Place of Publication

Millington (Tenn.)

Number of Pages

48 pages

Prepared For

United States. Naval Education and Training Support Command. Chief of Naval Technical Training

Document Number Statement

IST technical report numbers are not necessarily unique document numbers.

Rights

Not to be used for commercial purposes except by permission.

Publisher

Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida

Identifier

DP0008946

Document Type

Research Report

Type

article

College

Institute for Simulation and Training

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