5. Maths Test Readability Algorithm
November 25, 2015
Here is the text from a Grade 3 Math Test:
I can use multiplication strategies to help me multiply.
I can use the structure of a word problem to help me solve it.
Solve the word problem below. Be sure to show your work. Julie bought 7 packages of cupcakes. Each package has 4 cupcakes in it. How many cupcakes did Julie buy?
Flesch Kincaid Score = 81.4
Grade Reading Level = Grade 5
Reading Age = 10 – 11 years
This is a bit tough for Grade 3 students. Perhaps more Maths tests should be tested for AGE READING LEVELS!!!!!