a readability test.
A readability test
tells you the grade level or reading level people should have to read
and understand your document.
your document is:
information for people who have less than 8 years of school or whose
first language isn’t English.
5 to 6
for the general public that has new terms and concepts or specialized
7 to 9
information for people who are familiar with the topic and who have
good literacy skills.
tests are described here.
The first is the
Fry Readability Test. Follow the directions and use the graph
on page 30-31 to do this test.
The second is
the Reading Effectiveness Tool. You need a computer and the internet
to do this test. Test the main text. Don’t include titles, headings,
and subheadings. Try to avoid sections done in point form or with step-by-step