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A popular method used by schools to measure a student reader’s ability is Lexile level or a Lexile Measure. A valuable tool for teachers, parents, and students, it serves two unique functions: to measure how difficult a text is or a student’s reading ability level. Read on to understand how it works.
Although children may be the same age, but their reading levels can vary!
Reading proficiency is being able to read the text expected for a year level. Just like shoes, one size does not fit all – which is pretty much how our reading levels are.The Lexile® Framework for Reading is a scientific approach that places both the reader and text on the same developmental scale, making it easy to connect your child with books targeted to their reading ability.
A popular method used to measure a student reader’s ability is Lexile level or a Lexile Measure. A Lexile measure is a valuable tool for teachers, parents, and students.
It serves two unique functions:
The Lexile® Framework for Reading was developed based on 20+ years of research by an educational assessment and research team, funded originally by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
The chart below indicates the recommended Lexile measures according to grades:
Through the Lexile® Analyzer, text complexity is determined based on difficulty of sentence level (Syntactic) and word level (Semantic).The algorithm that is used to determine the Lexile® measure of a book or piece of text is now enhanced to provide more precise measurement of materials read in K-2 classrooms.As a result, the nine-variable model provides "early-reading indicators" that help identify important text features.Thease are categorized into four early-reading indicators and assigned a level of difficulty for typical K-2 books (see examples below):
Looking for books that match your child or student’s Lexile® level? Check out our Book Wizard:
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