Google's advanced search page has a new characteristic that lets you to limit results to a certain reading level. You can decide from showing basic results, intermediate results, higher results or annotating the results with reading levels.
"Sometimes you may want to limit your search results to a exact reading level. For instance, a junior high school teacher looking for satisfied for her students or a second-language learner might want web pages written at a basic analysis level. A scientist probing for the latest findings from the experts may want to limit results to those at higher reading levels," suggests Google.
Right now, this feature is only accessible for English web pages, but Google doesn't talk about if it uses the Flesch–Kincaid readability tests.
Right now, this feature is only available for English web pages, but Google doesn't mention if it uses the Flesch–Kincaid readability tests.
According to Google, less than half of the indexed pages are written at a essential reading level, half of the pages are written at an in-between reading level and about 2% of the pages are printed at an advanced reading level.