Google adds Reading Level to advanced search options

Of special interest to Education students here at Dominican College: Google has added a new “Reading Level” option to the advanced search, which breaks down each result into three categories: basic, intermediate, and advanced. You can find the official Google reading level support document here.

To activate this, you must first go to advanced search on the right side of the search box. (Note: my advanced search looks a bit different as I have a blue background image.)


Once you are on the advanced search page, you will be presented with various reading level options (below):




Choose the option you want, and then type in your search terms. Click “more” below to keep reading.

Example of a search limited to “basic” reading level:

You also have the option of seeing all results and having the reading level placed below the hyperlink (annotated results with reading levels). For example:

Try it out, see what you think!


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