READABILITY OF TEXTBOOK VS LINUS SCREENING TEXT: IMPLICATION ON YEAR 4 POST LINUS PUPILS

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Cleopatra Charles
Melor Md Yunus

Abstract

Reading is one of the most important skills that need to be acquired. Due to this the Malaysian government implemented the LINUS programme in school to help pupils master the basic skill involved English. The problems for most LINUS pupils come after they pass their LINUS screening. They were not able to read most materials in the text and read with difficulty. It is hoped that by finding the readability level of the texts in the textbook and the LINUS screening it will shed a light on how teacher could handle the problems. For this study 6 texts; 3 from each the Textbook and LINUS screening respectively was chosen randomly. The texts were calculated using the SMOG, FOG, Flesch-Kincaid and Spache formula to obtain their readability level. Spearman correlation test was conducted to see the consistency between the readability formulas in predicting the difficulty level. It is found that the texts in the textbook is more difficult compared to the LINUS texts.

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Charles, C., & Yunus, M. (2019). READABILITY OF TEXTBOOK VS LINUS SCREENING TEXT: IMPLICATION ON YEAR 4 POST LINUS PUPILS. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(1), 203-209. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.Vol7.Iss1.1302
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Melor Md Yunus, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dept. of Education

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