Measure Text Readability
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- Unlimited Text Readability
- File (Word Docs, PDFs, etc) Scoring
- Bulk Text Readability
- Bulk URL Readability
- Readability API
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Time To Score
It looks like you've typed about x words, which will take around x seconds to score and highlight.
For large pieces of text (more than 100,000 words), we recommend using our File tools to ensure scoring is completed.
Measuring Readability Scores ...
You can use the Readable.io text scoring tool to tell you how easy a piece of text is to read.
Paste some text into the box on the left, click "Measure Readability", and on the right you will see a collection of statistics and scores, including:
Need to Process Lots Of Text?
You can upload a CSV to Readable.io to have lots of text measured in bulk, using our File Processing Tools.
Ratings are from A to E, where A-rated text is very easy to read for the general public, and E-rated text is very hard to read.
|Your average sentence length is too high. Try to shorten or split up some of your long sentences.|
|You are using too many long words. Try replacing some of them with shorter alternatives.|
|You may have too many clichés in your text.|
|You may have too many instances of passive voice in your text.|
|To improve your readability, try using shorter sentences and simpler words where possible.|
|Download Results as PDF|
Readability Grade Levels
A grade level (based on the USA education system) is equivalent to the number of years of education a person has had. A score of around 10-12 is roughly the reading level on completion of high school. Text to be read by the general public should aim for a grade level of around 8.
|Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level||-|
|Gunning Fog Index||-|
|Automated Readability Index||-|
|Average Grade Level||-|
These readability scoring algorithms do not provide grade levels. Please click on each score to find our more about what it represents and the ages it is appropriate for.
|Flesch Reading Ease||-|
|New Dale-Chall Score||-|
|Ogden Basic English||n/a|
|Sentences > 30 Syllables||-||-|
|Sentences > 20 Syllables||-||-|
|Words > 4 Syllables||-||-|
|Words > 12 Letters||-||-|
|Passive Voice Count||-||-|