The Flesch Reading
Ease Score
In the Flesch reading-ease test,
higher scores indicate material
that is easier to read; lower
numbers mark passages that are
more difficult to read.
 

Score
School Level
Notes
90-100
5th Grade
Very easy to read.  Easily understood by an
average 11-year-old student
80-90
6th Grade
Easy to read. Conversational English for
consumers.
70-80
7th Grade
Fairly easy to read.
60-70
8th & 9th Grade
Plain English. Easily understood by 13- to
15- year old students.
50-60
10th to 12th Grade
Fairly difficult to read.
30-50
college
Difficult to read
0-30
college graduate
Very difficult to read. Best understood by
university graduates.
In the Readabilty Stats report, you'll see a comparison between the orginal manuscript and the revised manuscript (based on the assumption all changes are accepted and incorporated into the manuscript).
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