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Lexile Resources

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 Lexiles and Reading Levels in BCPS Digital Content 


Database Snapshots & Support pages include information about locating text resources by Lexile or reading level.


This Reading Level Correlations chart, aligns Lexile scores to reading levels and other reading measures. 



Common Core State Standards and Text Complexity


The Common Core State Standards Initiative places a strong emphasis on the role of text complexity in evaluating student readiness for college and careers. The Common Core State Standards identify three equally important components of text complexity, along with how Lexile┬« measures can support them.


  1. Qualitative dimensions of text complexity, such as levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands. Lexile codes provide more information about a book's characteristics, such as its developmental appropriateness, reading difficulty, and common or intended usage.
  2. Quantitative measures of text complexity, such as word frequency and sentence length, which are typically measured by computer software. 
  3. Reader and task considerations, such as students' knowledge, motivation and interests. 


What is Lexile? How does it work?

"Stretch" Lexile Bands

What are the basic concepts and use of the Lexile Framework for
Reading? See also "What does the Lexile Measure Mean?"



The chart below illustrates the higher Lexile level reading expectations for K-12 students, according to Supplemental Information for Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: New Research on Text Complexity.


What does Lexile measure indicate about a book's quality?


Why do some books that seem easy to read have high Lexile
measures while others with low Lexile measures seem more difficult?


What do Lexile measures tell me about age-appropriateness?

Does Lexile measure limit what children can read?


Additional Lexile Resources




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