Where does this leave the teacher trying to either assess a student’s reading ability or select appropriately challenging reading material for her class? A teacher in this position might do better trying a few literature passages and seeing what works rather than relying on readability scores.
John Begeny, & Diana Greene (2014). CAN READABILITY FORMULAS BE USED TO SUCCESSFULLY GAUGE DIFFICULTY OF READING MATERIALS? Psychology in the Schools, 51 (2) DOI: 10.1002/pits.21740