ArcGIS Storymap readability vers 1.1
One of the most common ways teachers evaluate the utility of instructional content is with a readability score. While there are many readability assessment tools
and reporting frameworks, this tool attempts to provide a handful of the most common scoring scenarios. This script calculates the readability score for an ArcGIS Storymap (2020 version or later).
Readability scoring frameworks:
If you find an
error or encounter a problem, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Flesh-Kincaid grade level score: This score (e.g. 4.9) tells an
educator at approximately what grade and month, a typical student should be able to read and understand content. For example, content receiving an FK score of 4.8, is on
target for typically fourth graders in their eight month of the school year. This tool uses the common FK formula: (.39 x ASL) + (11.8 x ASW) – 15.59.
- Lexile-approximate score: This lexile score is created based on the FK score. The score should only be used for initial
gauging of the learning material. Learn more at Metametrics.
- Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) level: Used in K-8, these scores range from 1 (Kindergarten) to 80 (8th grade)
- Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) score: Used in K-8, scores are letters from A (Kindergarten)-Z (8th grade).
Enter the ArcGIS Storymap Id (e.g. d51f8ab5d4b84a8d8208a369fad5f520).
Source code can be downloaded at https://github.com/trbaker/storyMapReadability.