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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds Lexile Measures for 1,400 Children's Books

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to more than 1,400 of its children's trade titles.

"Recognized as the most widely adopted reading measure, the Lexile Framework provides data about both individual reading abilities and text complexity," according to a news release. "Used together, these two pieces of information create a sophisticated tool for matching books and readers that relies on developmental assessment rather than generalized age groups or grade levels."

"At HMH, we strive to make learning more dynamic, engaging and effective. By applying the Lexile Framework to our children's titles, we are providing educators, curriculum developers and families with valuable tools," said Gary Gentel, president of HMH Trade & Consumer Publishing, in a prepared statement. "Lexile measures allow literacy instructors to create personal, targeted reading paths for young readers, sharing selections that are manageable but still challenging and encouraging constant growth."