What is Readability?

Jake Peters Updated by Jake Peters

In the bottom left of the article editor you'll see a readability score. This is a measure of how complex your article is to understand.

We use the Automated Readability Index to calculate these scores. Each article gets a score from 1 to 14. The score corresponds to an age group and grade level. Check out the table below for a full list.

Depending on how technical your audience is, a good readability score to aim for would be 10.

The easier your articles are to read, the more useful they'll be.

Score

Age

Grade Level

1

5-6

Kindergarten

2

6-7

First Grade

3

7-8

Second Grade

4

8-9

Third Grade

5

9-10

Fourth Grade

6

10-11

Fifth Grade

7

11-12

Sixth Grade

8

12-13

Seventh Grade

9

13-14

Eighth Grade

10

14-15

Ninth Grade

11

15-16

Tenth Grade

12

16-17

Eleventh grade

13

17-18

Twelfth grade

14

18-22

College

You can click on the readability score when you're editing an article. It'll show you the reading age and school grade in your editor.

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