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Reading Comprehension

Benchmarking and Progress Monitoring for Grades 2-12

Monitoring reading comprehension helps students become aware that literacy isn't just about reading words correctly, but is ultimately to get meaning. Readable English lessens the cognitive load on students’ struggle with decoding, enabling them to think and comprehend what they are reading in ways they were unable to previously.

Lexile Measures for Reading Comprehension

Readable English students get Lexile reading measures by taking a reading comprehension test that is linked to the Lexile scale. Lexile reading measures range from below 0L to above 1600L. For any Lexile measures below 0L, the negative sign is replaced with a “BR” code suggesting that these texts are designed for “beginner readers.” Educators use Lexile reading measures and Lexile text measures together by connecting students with reading materials within their Lexile range. Because there are so many materials with Lexile text measures, it’s easy to find reading materials across the curriculum that will provide an ideal level of challenge while maintaining comprehension. Here is some helpful information on connecting students with books at the right level of challenge.

The Lexile® Framework for Reading Basic Concepts

Check out the basic concepts and uses of the Lexile® Framework for Reading. It is a great resource for educators and parents who are new to Lexile measures.

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