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New! Lexile® format now more granular for early grades

Written by Joan on August 1, 2017. Posted in Blog

August 1, 2017

New!  Lexile® format now more granular for early grades

MARCIVE offers Reading Notes Enrichment, either as a standalone service, or as a part of Overnight Authorities and Ongoing MARC Record Services, as well as with other one-time services such as Retrospective Conversion, Brief Record Upgrade, and backfile authorities processing.  This includes Accelerated Reader and Lexile® data.  Reading Counts data is also available through the year 2014.

MetaMetrics is the source of the Lexile® data.  The company has completed in-depth studies to try to provide more guidance and resources for educators, publishers, and policymakers.  They have researched and re-measured the grades K-2 titles, assigning more granular values.  Before, all books measuring below 0L were given a “BR” (Beginning Reader) code.  However, not all K-2 books are created equally, and there was a need for more specificity in measuring the reading levels.  For more in-depth background on this research, go to http://www.lexiletoolkit.com/.

The new format has additional information not previously included in the past.  It contains reading difficulty indicators in four areas:

  1. Decoding demand. The decoding indicator looks at parts of the words like vowel and consonant patterns, and sounds by evaluating the patterns of letters in a word.
  2. Semantic demand. Looks at what is going on with the words by evaluating the challenge of word meanings in a text.
  3. Syntactic demand. Looks at what is going on at the sentence level by evaluating the complexity within sentences and across sentences.
  4. Structure demand. Looks at what is going on with text as a whole by evaluating the degree of repetition and patterning (such as repeated phrases) in the text.  Repeated phrases lower the Structure Indicator.

For more information, see our FAQ or contact us at 1-800-531-7678 or at info@marcive.com.

Written by Joan Chapa, MLS

 

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