Ever wonder if a book might be too easy for you and your child to read? Here at East, we measure our students' reading growth through multiple measures. But one of the most important to understanding where their abilities are at, we look at something called a Lexile Score. A Lexile Score is defined by an entry on Wikipedia as:
"A Lexile measure is defined as "the numeric representation of an individual's reading ability or a text's readability (or difficulty), followed by an "L" (Lexile)". There are two types of Lexile measures: Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures."
We utilize Lexile measures to see where your child is at as a baseline in the beginning of the school year, and benchmark them several more times to measure their growth as we move on through new books and materials. One tool you can use with your child to help determine appropriately leveled texts is Lexile.com, where you enter the book title and it tells you the Lexile measure.