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Problems with Reading Comprehension Scores??

Among the various influences dictating the stratum of reading comprehension difficulty, all of which must be fully taken into account for a comprehensive assessment, are sentence length, word length (measured in syllables), and the grammatical or syntactic complexity and structure of the sentences.

41 words, 41 words/sentence, 5.8 letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 12.0

Many things make reading harder or easier. We must look at all of them. One is how long the sentences are. Long sentences are harder to read. Another is how long the words are. Long words have more syllables. They are hard to read. A third thing is the grammar. Complicated grammar is hard to read.

56 words, 6.2 words/sentence, 4.1 letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 2.0

Good job, John! You have done it again. How do you come up with these ideas?

16 words, 5.3 words/sentence, 3.5 letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 0.0

Excellent job, John! You have done it again. How do you come up with these ideas?

16 words, 5.3 words/sentence, 3.8 letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 1.2

Excellent job, John!

3 words, 3.0 words/sentence, 5.3 letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 5.2