How Difficult Are Children's Encyclopedias? A Second Report

@inproceedings{Edgerton1954HowDA,
  title={How Difficult Are Children's Encyclopedias? A Second Report},
  author={Ronald B. Edgerton},
  year={1954}
}
question, "How Difficult Are Children's Encyclopedias?" in essence by the phrase "too difficult." They found the sentences long and the vocabulary load heavy. The eleven topic areas sampled showed a range of grade placement from 8.0 to 12.6 in the three encyclopedias. The rank order of ease of reading was Britannica Junior, Compton's, and World Book, with the medians for these three sets falling in Grades 9, 10, and 11, respectively. The conclusion was inescapable that the median grade… CONTINUE READING