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 web pages are typically “scanned” more than read, and the higher score a page has, the more easily scanned it is. Scores can most easily be improved by shortening sentences, and using words with less syllables.
|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.|