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I would suggest that you go to www.lexile.com
This is not a marleting ploy --
The Lexile Framework was developed by MetaMetrics, Inc., an independent education 
company focused on using technology to bridge assessment and instruction, after 15 
years of research funded by the National Institutes of Health. It has since become 
the most widely adopted reading measure in use today, applicable across the 
curriculum and at home. Tens of thousands of books and tens of millions of articles 
have Lexile measures, hundreds of publishers Lexile their materials and all major 
standardized tests can report student reading scores in Lexiles.



Vicki Sherouse <vsherouse@MCPS.K12.MT.US> wrote:
What is off is not the lexile level (though they are not perfect), but the reading 
levels. Reading levels correspond to nothing accurate--not grade, not vocabulary, 
not maturity. Go to the lexile.com site and read about what lexiles are and are not 
to understand when and where they should be used. And finally, no computer 
generated score for book or student, beats a well read, well informed teacher or 
librarian's professional knowledge of reading levels appropriate for students.

>>> LINDA SLACUM 02/02/05 02:34PM >>>
Colleagues,
In addition to being a LOT of work, I don't get it. I have a chart that compares 
lexile levels to reading levels. The lexile 800 is found in grades 3 through 8! I 
understand that lexile considers syntax and sentence length, but how can the 800 
level be appropriate for both 3rd & 8th graders? I know there are 3rd graders 
reading on an 8th grade level and visa versa, but content/subject matter is vastly 
different for these levels. Please don't flame me, but I feel Lexile is a marketing 
ploy and some in the education community has bought into it. In my humble opinion, 
reading levels are much more understandable to students and parents. As a parent, 
if my 8th grade student is reading on an 8th grade level, I can be proud. But can I 
be proud if my 8th grade student is reading on the 800 lexile level? Or should I be 
concerned? Just my 2.

Linda
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Mrs. Linda Slacum, Librarian
Cherry Hill Middle School
2535 Singerly Road
Elkton, MD 21921
lslacum@ccps.org
http://www.ccps.org/chms/index.html
http://media.ccps.org/ccemo/index.html


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