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Research Branch Report 8-75
ARI (Automated Readability Index); Cloze test; FJP (Farr-Jenkins- Paterson); Flesch Formula; Fog Count; FORCAST Formula; Readability; Reading comprehension; Reading level; Technical publications
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)
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United States. Naval Education and Training Support Command. Chief of Naval Technical Training
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Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida
Institute for Simulation and Training
Kincaid, J. Peter; Fishburne, Robert P. Jr.; Rogers, Richard L.; and Chissom, Brad S., "Derivation Of New Readability Formulas (Automated Readability Index, Fog Count And Flesch Reading Ease Formula) For Navy Enlisted Personnel" (1975). Institute for Simulation and Training. 56.