Lexile Continued

Lexile Continued

ECSD students are tested through MAP and SC-Ready and students, teachers, and parents receive their Lexile scores. The Lexile scores allow students and educators to personalize learning to help them navigate the path to college and career readiness. 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 children with books targeted to their reading ability. ECSD will focus on Lexile scores to improve reading and writing in the ’19-’20 school year.

Children receive a Lexile reader measure from a test at school or a state assessment. A Lexile reader measure can range from below 0L for early readers to above 2000L for advanced readers. Readers who score below 0L receive a BR for Beginning Reader.

Using the Lexile reader measure and the Lexile text measure together is what makes Lexile measures different from any other reading score. Educators use Lexile measures to engage students in reading materials that accelerate their skills, or, for advanced readers, find materials that offer more challenge but are also age-appropriate.

Students and parents should look for reading materials with a reading comprehension “sweet spot” of 100L below to 50L above their reported Lexile measure. Reading materials in this range will provide an ideal level of challenge while maintaining comprehension.

The link below allows you to search for a specific book’s Lexile level (Top right of page) or enter a Lexile level to discover books that are on the level needed to ensure maximum reading growth.


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