The Reading Grade Level of Common Measures in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
The purpose of this article is to provide easily accessible readability information for 49 parent- and 35 child- and adolescent-report measures commonly used by clinicians and researchers. There is a great deal of variability in reading ability required across measures. The majority of parent-report measures (65%) required reading ability above the 8th grade level. The average child-/adolescent-report measure required reading ability above the 6th grade level. Given the potential contribution of readability to a measure’s reliability, validity, and overall utility, examining and accounting for readability should be a more common practice in test construction and administration.
Jensen, S. A.,
Fabiano, G. A.,
The Reading Grade Level of Common Measures in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology.
Psychological Assessment, 18(3), 346–352.