KU Center for Research on Learning

KU Center for Research on Learning

Readability estimates of content area textbooks used by students mainstreamed into secondary classrooms


Putnam, M.L. (1992). Readability estimates of content area textbooks used by students mainstreamed into secondary classrooms. Learning Disabilities, 3(2), 53-59.

Topic: Instruction and Intervention Issues
Subcategory: Research
Summary: This study determined the readability level of textbooks used in 7th- and 10th-grade general education classrooms, relating the importance of the results to the fact that reading is the most frequently reported difficulty area for students with learning disabilities.


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