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What Flesch Reading Ease score should my content have?

The Flesch Reading Ease score ranges from 0 to 100. Aim for a 60+ score minimum. Note that visitors typically scan web pages versus reading content. The higher the page score, the easier it is for viewers to scan.

Score School level (US) Notes
100.00–90.00 5th grade Very easy to read. Easily understood by an average 11-year-old student.
90.0–80.0 6th grade Easy to read. Conversational English for consumers.
80.0–70.0 7th grade Fairly easy to read.
70.0–60.0 8th & 9th grade Plain English. Easily understood by 13- to 15-year-old students.
60.0–50.0 10th to 12th grade Fairly difficult to read.
50.0–30.0 College Difficult to read.
30.0–10.0 College graduate Very difficult to read. Best understood by university graduates.
10.0–0.0 Professional Extremely difficult to read. Best understood by university graduates.

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Published by Enterprise Systems on April 19th, 2021.