To remain competitive in today's market, publishers of
newspapers, magazine, books, and online media must be certain that their materials'
reading level is meeting their respective target audiences. If articles
are written with overly long sentences and unnecessarily complex words,
then perspective readers are going to lose interest very quickly. With
Readability Studio, you have the tools to determine the reading
level of your articles, as well as tools to make them easier to
read. Readability Studio includes many of the popular
tests used throughout the publishing industries, including:
- New Dale-Chall—useful for most text.
- Spache (Revised)—useful
for primary age (Kindergarten to 7th grade) readers to help classify school textbooks
- SMOG—useful for most text and tests for
100% comprehension, whereas most formulas test for around 50%-75%
- Flesch Reading Ease—useful for most text
and is a standard used by many U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Gunning Fog—useful for business publications and journals.
- Coleman-Liau—useful for secondary age (4th
grade to college level) readers. This test usually yields the lowest
grade when applied to technical documents.
because it can be used on documents of any Western European
- Fry Graph—useful for most text, including
literature and technical documents.
- Raygor Estimate Graph—useful for most text,
including literature and technical documents.