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Renaissance Learning Adds Lexile Measures

Renaissance Learning is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to its reading platforms, including Accelerated Reader, STAR Early Literacy and Subtext.

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, teachers will be able to see students' STAR Reading assessment scores reported either in Renaissance's ATOS readability measures or in Lexile measures. Lexile scores will also be available in the company's online search tool, AR BookFinder.

"The Lexile Framework scientifically measures a student's reading ability and the complexity of text on the same developmental scale," according to a news release. "Recognized as the global standard for matching readers with texts, tens of millions of students worldwide receive Lexile measures that help them find targeted readings from the more than 100 million articles, books and Web sites that have been measured."

"Lexile measures are a key readability metric in today's classroom and we're excited to now be able to offer this measure to the more than one-third of U.S. educators using Renaissance reading tools," said Jack Lynch, CEO of Renaissance Learning, in a prepared statement. "There is no better time than today to provide educators with essential data on text complexity and student reading growth as they begin to map their instruction to the Common Core and other rigorous state standards that are requiring much more of our students and the texts they are reading."

More information is available at renaissance.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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