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  • Flesch Reading Ease score

    Rates text on a 100-point scale; the higher the score, the easier it is to understand the document. For most standard documents, aim for a score of approximately 60 to 70.

    The formula for the Flesch Reading Ease score is:

    206.835 – (1.015 x ASL) – (84.6 x ASW)


    ASL = average sentence length (the number of words divided by the number of sentences)

    ASW = average number of syllables per word (the number of syllables divided by the number of words)

    - Microsoft

    July 24, 2008