Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What Is Flesch Reading Ease?

Let's Make It Simple

How many of you have run the Flesch Reading Ease check on your writing and still said, "Huh? So what does that mean?"

For those of you like me who weren't sure, this is what it tells you.

90-100: Very Easy
80-89: Easy
70-79: Fairly Easy
60-69: Standard
50-59: Fairly Difficult
30-49: Difficult
0-29: Very Confusing

* Scores between 90 and 100 are considered easily understandable by an average 5th grader
* Scores between 60 and 70 are considered easily understood by 8th and 9th graders.
* Scores between 0 and 30 are considered easily understood by college graduates.

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