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Over 25 yearsof developing, publishing and refining readability programs
enablesMicro Power & Light Co. to now offer youthe most powerful, tested and reliable
readability software available today.
Our readability software productsare usedfor diverse purposes ... throughout industry,
business and government as well as all levels of education, and in support of all
manner of publishing. We currently offer threereadabilitysoftware products:Readability
Formulas, POWER Configurations, and Vocabulary Assessor. Each is described below
For more details, just click underlined entries below or in the left margin ...
Readability Formulas is software supporting readability scoring according tothe
most popular classic readability formulas including the Flesch Grade Level (Flesch-Kincaid)
formula, Flesch Reading Ease formula, FOG formula, SMOG formula, Powers-Sumner-Kearl
formula, FORCAST formula, Spache formula, the Fry Graph and “new” Dale-Chall formula.
Each readability formula is a readability calculator ... a tested readability tool
producing a readability score based on its own specific readability criteria and
Sometimes it is critical to pre-edit materials to ensure reliable grade level scores.
Our readability software and documentation provides all the guidelines essential
to materials’ preparation for readability scoring.
POWER Configurations includes enhanced versions of two vocabulary based readability
formulas, the Spache and “new” Dale-Chall readability formulas... the baseline versions
of which are included in the Readability Formulas product described above.
Developed according to specifications provided by a major publisher ...
to address such enhanced scoring needs as replacing wordiness with simplicity, substituting
familiar for difficult terms, overriding the formula’s normal handling of words and
entire expressions, etc... all enabling you to
tailor the formulas to your own environment, material, and targeted readers.
Vocabulary Assessor is yet another readability tool ... moving beyond the readability
grade-level scores produced by the readability formulas identified above. Using mastery
word lists, The Assessor identifies the specific words in a text, which words are
likely to be difficult for readers not yet reading at a targeted readability grade