The Flesch–Kincaid readability tests are readability tests designed to indicate how difficult a passage in English is to understand.


Score School level Notes
100.00-90.00 5th grade Very easy to read. Easily understood by an average
90.0–80.0 6th grade Easy to read. Conversational English for consumers.
80.0–70.0 7th grade Fairly easy to read.
70.0–60.0 8th & 9th grade Plain English. Easily understood by 13- to
60.0–50.0 10th to 12th grade Fairly difficult to read.
50.0–30.0 College Difficult to read.
30.0–0.0 College graduate Very difficult to read. Best understood by university graduates.

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