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A readability score is a computer-calculated index which can tell you roughly what level of education someone will need to be able to read a piece of text easily.
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The Coleman-Liau Index is one of the most commonly used readability formulas today. But where did it come from? How does the test work? And where is it most useful?
When it comes to measuring readability, there are a whole variety of readability tests. You could go for the long established Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease or the later Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level. But what about the Gunning-Fog and the New Dale-Chall?