Flesch formula

Flesch for·mu·la

(flesh),
a method of determining the difficulty of a written passage by a formulation that provides an estimate of how many people in the U.S. would be able to read and understand the passage; used in determining patient comprehension of hospital consent forms.

Flesch,

Rudolf, Austrian educator, 1911–.
Flesch formula - a method of determining the difficulty of a written passage used in determining patient comprehension of hospital consent forms.
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In a calculation that considers the number of syllables per word and the number of words per sentence, the Flesch formula produces a score that can be aligned with reading difficulty.
4, at 151-52, 165-69 (questioning the validity of Microsoft's version of the Flesch Reading Ease formula, and explaining the perils of using the Flesch formula beyond its intended parameters).
The Spanish label comes from the name of the scientist who adjusted the initial Flesch formula.
Despite of its age, the Flesch formula is still widely used.
The Flesch formula and other similar formulas rely chiefly on average sentence length and average number of syllables per word to estimate difficulty.
Interest levels as measured by the Flesch formula are generally at the `interesting' or `mildly interesting' level though Science texts appear to rate `dull' at two age levels.
We chose the Flesch formulas because we wanted to see if using longer sentences and longer words correlated with success on appeal.
13) The basic difference between Yunus and Flesch formulas is that the passage length for Yunus calculations is three times longer.