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?
- There is no direct correlation between a Lexile level and a grade level.
- Lexile ranges have been identified according to "At Risk," "Basic," "Proficient," and "Advanced." for grade level
- The range increases for each grade level