Term: Coleman-Liau Index
To calculate it, the following steps are taken:
- Divide the number of characters by the number of words, and multiply by 5.89. Call this A.
- Take the number of sentences in a fragment of 100 words, and multiply by 0.3. Call this B.
- Subtract B from A and subtract 15.8
Coleman-Liau Index = (5.89 * characters/words) − (0.3 * sentences /(100 * words)) − 15.8
Category: Readability Tests