AutoCWW Research Program

Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS), University of Colorado at Boulder

Marilyn Hughes Blackmon, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Institute of Cognitive Science. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0344, phone 303-859-5060, fax 303-492-7177

Readability evaluation tool

Readability evaluation tool (prototype v 1.3, 223K) for science writers, medical writers, and experimenters using expository texts. Add-in to current versions of Microsoft Word for Windows. Contact Marilyn at if you need a version of the tool for Macintosh platform.

Instructions for temporary installation of Readability Evaluation Tool (27K) as an add-in to Microsoft Word for Windows.

Manual for using Readability Evaluation Tool v 1.2 (434K).

Analysis of experiment and submitted paper

Dipti Mandalia's M.S. Thesis (April 2004) on user-centered design and evaluation of the Readability evaluation tool (1.1MB).

Submitted paper. Data analysis deletes only four subjects with no pretest score and one outlier with a learning gain that was more than 2 standard deviations below the mean (posttest minus pretest = -10).

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0137759. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.