Lexile Levels: Get the facts on your child’s reading level. A popular method used by schools to measure a student reader’s ability is Lexile level development of the child by the method of Doman a Lexile Measure.
A Lexile measure is a valuable tool for teachers, parents, and students. Lexile or reading ability OR by taking a standardized reading test which converts the reader’s results to a Lexile measure. If a student gets a 550L then he or she is a 550 level Lexile reader. 550L is the measure of his or her readability level. The higher the Lexile measure, the higher the student’s reading level. The reader’s Lexile Framework works in intervals of five with 5L being the lowest. The highest possible measure is 2000L.
Anything below 5L is assessed as a BR or Beginning Reader. After a text is assessed, it is given a measure like that of a student’s readability level, 600L for example. A book or magazine at a 500L has a Lexile Level of 500. The two main criteria it tests are word frequency and sentence strength. The ideal for both reader and text is to match both their assessed Lexile measure. For example a book or magazine with a 770L and a reader assessed at a Lexile level of 770. The reading levels per classroom are wide-ranging and varied.