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It's crucial that your audience easily understands your message. Improving the readability of your writing can mean improving their understanding.

readabilityscore.com measures the readability of your writing using the most popular methods, including:

  • Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease
  • Flesch Kincaid Grade Level
  • Gunning Fog Index
  • and many more...

What is readability?

Readability is ease with which a reader can comprehend a body of written text. Factors that affect this measure include content presentation, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Writing at a high level of readability for your audience helps to ensure your communication is easily understood.

The average American reads at a 7th or 8th grade level. If you don't have a specific audience, targeting this level of readability is recommended.

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What is a readability score?

A readability score is a calculated value based on a written passage's content. The resulting score indicates level of readability of that passage. Often, a score indicates the level of education a person requires to understand the passage. Readability scores do not take into account the presentation of the passage.

How is a readability score calculated?

There are many popular readability scoring methods in use. Most methods use a combination of the number of characters, syllables, words, and sentences as a basis of a score. Some methods, such as those targeting younger readers, take into account the vocabulary used in a passage.

The most popular readability scoring methods include

  • Flesch Reading Ease
  • Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
  • Dale-Chall Readability Formula
  • Gunning Fog
  • SMOG
  • Automated Readability Index
  • Coleman-Liau Index