This article explains what a Lexile is and how this important measurement tool can be used to improve student reading skills.
This article is for SCHOOL MANAGEMENT and TEACHERS. 🍏📝
Scholastic Literacy Pro is an add-on for PROFESSIONAL and ENTERPRISE tiers of Snapplify Engage.
Scholastic Literacy Pro is powered by the Lexile® Framework for Reading. A Lexile (L) is a unit of measurement that measures two critical aspects relevant to reading comprehension on the same scale:
- Students’ reading comprehension: assessed using the computer-adaptive LitPro Test
- Text complexity: determined by computer analysis of the semantics and syntax
Lexile measures are the most widely adopted measure of reading ability and text difficulty.
Over 30 years of research prove that when a student’s Lexile and a text’s Lexile level are in the same range, reading more in that targeted range improves student’s reading comprehension skills.
Targeted reading is defined as 100L below and 50L above a student’s Lexile.
When students read independently within their targeted range, they comprehend 75% of what they are reading. That is enough to understand the text and not feel frustrated, while also acquiring new vocabulary, reading comprehension skills and information in the process.
Using Lexile levels
Once a student's Lexile level has been assessed, Scholastic Literacy Pro provides a personalised reading list based on the student's reading ability and interests.
These books are at a level that will challenge them – not so difficult as to be frustrating, but difficult enough to encourage reading growth.
Students then search for the ebook in their school's Snapplify Engage e-library and check it out to get reading!
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