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English Language Arts Standards » Kindergarten-Grade 12 » Standard 10: Range, Quality, and Complexity » Measuring Text Complexity: Three Factors



Qualitative evaluation of the text

Levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands

Quantitative evaluation of the text

Readability measures and other scores of text complexity

Matching reader to text and task

Reader variables (such as motivation, knowledge, and experiences) and task variables (such as purpose and the complexity generated by the task assigned and the questions posed)


More detailed information on text complexity and how it is measured is contained in Appendix A.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 20, 2014 at 8:34am.