18 September 2012
Finding Students' Lexile Range
Log in to the go.gwinnett.k12.ga.us portal. About Students>Student Profile. For each course, search for name of a student you would categorize as high, middle, and low achievement levels. For each, scroll down and open the Student Assessment Profile link. Next to the 8th Grade score for CRCT Reading, you will see Alt Score, signifying that student's Lexile in spring of their 8th grade year.
grade level + ~200L
8th grade: 1000
9th grade: 1100
10th grade: 1200
11 & 12th grade: 1300
Lexile is calculated based on a formula of sentence length and frequency, only one aspect of choosing texts that will help differentiate instruction and promote comprehension.
Find Lexile levels for books or use the Lexile Analyzer for other shorter texts.
Strategy: Content Pass + Ranking Lexile Levels
Read the four text samples and rank them from lowest to highest Lexile reading level.What is Content Pass? Students in small groups are given a set of fairly short texts (can be images, primary documents, charts, etc. rather than standard articles) to read and note a thought, key fact, or question before passing each piece on and getting a new one. Group or whole-class share out of some sort typically follows in reflection stage.
Search for readings on Galileo's MAS Ultra Database or Gale Databases by Lexile range suitable for your classes.
Use Advanced Search to include keyword for subject and to choose a Lexile range.