Information For Educators
The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to reading measurement that matches readers to text. The Lexile Framework measures both reader ability and text difficulty on the same scale, called the Lexile scale. This approach allows educators to manage reading comprehension and encourage reader progress using Lexile measures and a broad range of Lexile products, tools and services.
Lexile measures give educators the confidence to choose materials that will improve student reading skills across the curriculum and at home. Educators can locate many tools like “Find a Book," the Lexile Book Database, Lexile Analyzer, the Lexile Map and Lexile calculator at www.Lexile.com.
Lexile measures will be included in the SOL score reports that are sent to parents or guardians by school divisions. See a sample of the SOL Student Report (PDF). Many books and articles have Lexile measures and many publishers Lexile their materials.
For additional information regarding the Lexile Framework for Reading, please view The Lexile Framework for Reading: A Web Session for Educators (Flash). This presentation provides educators with an overview of the Lexile Framework for Reading.
It is important to note that the Lexile measure does not address the content or quality of the book. Many other factors affect the relationship between a reader and a book, including its content, the age and interests of the reader, and the design of the actual book. The Lexile measure is a good starting point in the book-selection process, but parents and educators should always consider these other factors when making a decision about which book to choose.
The Board of Education and the Virginia Department of Education encourage teachers to use Lexile measures as a resource to improve early reading skills and promote adolescent literacy.
For more information, visit the Lexile website's Frequently Asked Questions for Educators.