publication . Article . 2004

Language, Reading, and Readability Formulas: Implications for Developing and Adapting Tests.

Thomas Oakland; Holly B. Lane;
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  • Published: 18 Oct 2004 Journal: International Journal of Testing, volume 4, pages 239-252 (issn: 1530-5058, eissn: 1532-7574, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Issues pertaining to language and reading while developing and adapting tests are examined. Strengths and limitations associated with the use of readability formulas are discussed. Their use should be confined to paragraphs and longer passages, not items. Readability methods that consider both quantitative and qualitative variables and are performed by seasoned professionals are recommended. Research examining the use of readability formulas applied to test content is needed.
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMethodologies_DOCUMENTANDTEXTPROCESSING
free text keywords: Modelling and Simulation, Education, Social Psychology
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