What reading level does a child need to have to read a piece of text?

By Margaret Allen, Strategic Education Manager

Level a piece of text and calculate the readability level? This free piece of software does just that.

The ATOS readability formula is a research-proven tool to guide students to appropriate-level books. ATOS takes into account the most important predictors of text complexity—average sentence length, average word length, and word difficulty level.

Margaret Allen
Strategic Education Manager

Margaret Allen is Strategic Education Manager for Primary schools at Renaissance Learning. She uses practical experience from her time teaching in primary classrooms to help teachers across the UK to get the most out of Accelerated Reader.

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