Common Readability Scores

You've run your own page against the readability scores and now you're trying to figure out what it means, right? Well, the best way to learn is to compare your own site to the readability scores of some popular Web sites aimed at different audiences. Let's have a look:

NY Times, article
Kincaid: 6.2
ARI: 6.2
Coleman-Liau: 11.8
Flesch Index: 70.4
Fog Index: 8.9
Lix: 34.1 = school year 5
SMOG-Grading: 9.1
PC World, article
Kincaid: 10.6
ARI: 12.1
Coleman-Liau: 11.9
Flesch Index: 59.4
Fog Index: 13.3
Lix: 47.1 = school year 8
SMOG-Grading: 11.4
Whitehouse Press Release
Kincaid: 4.1
ARI: 3.7
Coleman-Liau: 9.1
Flesch Index: 84.4
Fog Index: 7.6
Lix: 28.3 = below school year 5
SMOG-Grading: 8.2
Intuitive.com home page
Kincaid: 9.7
ARI: 10.9
Coleman-Liau: 11.0
Flesch Index: 64.0
Fog Index: 12.8
Lix: 45.1 = school year 8
SMOG-Grading: 11.2
ESPN.Go.com article
Kincaid: 12.3
ARI: 6.7
Coleman-Liau: 15.6
Flesch Index: 17.4
Fog Index: 15.7
Lix: 39.3 = school year 6
SMOG-Grading: 10.7
Nickelodean Home Page
Kincaid: 4.0
ARI: 3.5
Coleman-Liau: 9.1
Flesch Index: 84.2
Fog Index: 6.2
Lix: 25.0 = below school year 5
SMOG-Grading: 7.0

You can learn more about the different scores by reading our explanation of readability scores.