Term: Flesch-Kincaid Index

Definition:

This is a readability test designed to show how easy or difficult a text is to read. The Flesch-Kincaid Index uses the following formula:

0.39 x Average No. of words in sentences + 11.8 x Average No. of syllables per word - 15.59


 

See Also: Passive Index; Fog Index; Lexical Density Test; Syllable Division; Concordancer

Category: Readability Tests