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Numerical relevants[edit]

It would be useful to have the values of which score means what in terms of reading level (eg. scores of x-y means a 6th grade reading level) Got to this page from Google Docs - which gives this score (along with a few others) for any document you write. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17:21, 23 September 2007

It would be useful to give some sort of age guidance too. I suspect the majority of the world did not go to a U.S. grade school, and probably haven't a clue what 8th grade means... -Nveitch —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nveitch (talkcontribs) 01:29, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

I added correspondence between grade and age as per Nveitch's request. (talk) 15:34, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

I cleaned up the paragraph attempting to relate ages to level. It contained sentences that made no sense. I would like a reference however for the level. Promelior (talk) 05:55, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

ARI of this page[edit]

While calculating the ARI using two online tools[1][2], I noticed that both of these tests regarded the periods in 'U.S.' as full stops. With the abbreviation appearing four times, a score of 7 rather than 14 is produced. I suspect this is poor coding on the part of the implementers, rather than the test itself. I stripped the periods to ensure that other readers will obtain similar results. — Nahum Reduta [talk|contribs] 04:22, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

btw, the same tests give my above entry an ARI of 8.68 and 8.30 respectively, again with the periods stripped from 'U.S.' — Nahum Reduta [talk|contribs] 04:23, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I used the linked online readability test on the article itself (copy+paste text without formula, not website test). Results:
Indication of the number of years of formal education that a person requires in order to easily understand the text on the first reading
  • Gunning Fog index : 15.39
Approximate representation of the U.S. grade level needed to comprehend the text :
  • Coleman Liau index : 12.07
  • Flesch Kincaid Grade level : 14.16
  • ARI (Automated Readability Index) : 13.13
  • SMOG : 14.87
That's terrible. Grade 12, the highest US secondary school grade before college, corresponds to the reading level of a 17 year-old. --Atlasowa (talk) 09:32, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

How do I run an ARI test on a Wikipedia article?[edit]

I want to demonstrate how to improve readability, and need to be able to run a PRE-editing test, and a POST-editing test. I specifically want to use this wikipedia-approved readability test. I had hoped to get "how to" information from this page. Can anyone tell me how to do such a PRE and POST test?PlanetCare (talk) 02:50, 20 March 2017 (UTC)