Adaptive Learning

Reading Horizons Expands Use of Lexile Measures

Reading Horizons has partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to its Reading Horizons Discovery program.

Designed for students in grades K-3, Discovery "is a strategy-based reading solution designed for students in Kindergarten through third grade that incorporates multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction and a unique marking system that delivers superior results," according to a news release. The adaptive program features skill-based lessons, formative assessments, vocabulary building exercises, games and other activities.

"The assessment's initial Lexile measure serves as a benchmark for gauging both a student's reading ability and the complexity of text so that appropriate reading materials can be matched to the student as they progress," according to information released by the companies. "Reading Horizons Discovery automatically unlocks reading passages in the software library as additional skills are mastered. Each book in the library has been measured by MetaMetrics and has an official Lexile level."

"We consistently strive to provide the most robust literacy solutions possible for our customers, including the ability to adjust instruction in order to meet readers where they are," ,said Tyson Smith Reading Horizons president and CEO, in a prepared statement. "Adding the Lexile Framework for Reading in Reading Horizons Discovery immediately provides educators with yet another layer to truly assess where their students are at and how to best support their learning moving forward."

The latest integration builds on an existing partnership between the two companies launched in May 2015 when Lexile measures were integrated with the Reading Horizons Elevate program.

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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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