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About Readability >> READABILITY FORMULAS
New Dale-Chall - Flesch Reading Ease - Flesch Grade Level - Fry Graph -Gunning FOG -
Powers-Sumner- Kearl - SMOG - FORCAST - Spache - Readability Software

Results of the FORCAST Readability Formula

The FORCAST readability formula focuses on functional literacy. It is usually used in evaluating adult questionnaires, forms, multiple choice tests and job materials that are not in narrative form.

Unlike most readability formulas, the FORCAST formula ignores both the number of sentences and their lengths. Rather, the basis of the FORCAST formula has to do with the number of single-syllable words present in the material being evaluated.

Both Readability Calculations and Readability PLUS display this formula’s scoring results on a screen which may contain other formula results as well.

FORCAST Readability Formula

This screen snapshot illustrates how both programs display the results.

(1) For easy and quick user reference, the material evaluated, date and time are all specified at the very top of the screen.

(2) You may apply multiple formulas in one execution of the software.

(3) All raw counts which figured in the calculations of any one or more of the applied formulas are included in the display.

(4) All manner of relevant information is readily available on a (scrollable) field at the right side of the screen.

All relevant scoring data and information is displayed together on a single screen!

(5) If so desired, a “File” button enables you to save all grade level and raw count data.

(6) A “Print” button enables you to obtain hardcopy printout of the data.

Both Readability Calculations and Readability PLUS programs automatically calculate the FORCAST readability formula.

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About Readability >> READABILITY FORMULAS
New Dale-Chall - Flesch Reading Ease - Flesch Grade Level - Fry Graph -Gunning FOG -
Powers-Sumner- Kearl - SMOG - FORCAST - Spache - Readability Software