When you are writing something like article, text, document etc you are focusing on readability. If you are not then you should. As readability influence how a reader can read and understand the content, how you are presenting the content etc. It would also influence how much likely one is to share your article as well. To find the readability there are a lot of statistical tests. Few are listed below.
- Flesch-Kincaid readability test
Flesch Kincaid Grade Level
Gunning Fog Score
Coleman Liau Index
Automated Readability Index (ARI)
Recently in a project that we worked on we were asked to find the readability of various pages of a website. We decided to start with Flesch-Kincaid test, as we found this to be a popular one in our research.
Flesch-Kincaid readability test is designed to indicate how difficult a passage in English is to understand. In this test higher score indicates how easier to read and a lower score indicates how difficult it is to read.The formula to find Flesch-Kincaid reading-ease score is
206.835 – 1.015 * (total words / total sentences) – 84.6 * (total syllables / total words)
The scores can be interrupted as