The Lexile Framework
What is a Lexile and how is it determined?
A Lexile measure is an indicator of how difficult a text is to comprehend based upon:
- Word Frequency
- Sentence Length
What is the purpose of determining Lexile levels?
- To assess the reading difficulty to texts
- To assess students' ranges of reading comprehension
- To predict how well a student is likely to comprehend a particular text
How are students assessed?
- Students' Lexile levels are measured using the Scholastic Reading Inventory or SRI
- The SRI is an interactive test that determines students' comprehension ranges in Lexiles
- Students are assessed three times a year - September, January and May
Do Lexile levels correlate to grade levels?
- Lexile ranges have been identified according to "At Risk," "Basic," "Proficient," and "Advanced."
- The range increases for each grade level
At-Risk Basic Proficient Advanced
|9th Grade||649L and Below||650L - 999L||1000L - 1200L||1201L and Above|
|10th Grade||699L and Below||700L - 1024L||1025L - 1250L||1251L and Above|
|11th Grade||799L and Below||800L - 1049L||1050L - 1300L||1301L and Above|