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Alexandra Humphreys' Collection

A collection of scholarly work created by Alexandra Humphreys, an Instruction and Education librarian at the Arizona State University Libraries, Downtown Phoenix campus.

Readability formulas are used widely in education, and increasingly in business and government. Over 30 years of research on more than 200 readability formulas has demonstrated moderate to strong predictive correlations with reading comprehension. In this study, five well-known readability formulas correlated highly with each other when applied to selected recent historical articles (N = 22) from two music education research journals. The mean level of difficulty (readability) for all 22 articles was grade 14.04, near the beginning of the second year of college. Since research shows that most people read below their highest completed school grade and also prefer …

Humphreys, Alexandra, Humphreys, Jere, Arizona State University. ASU Library, et al.
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