What does BR stand for in the Lexile® scores?

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What does BR stand for in the Lexile® scores?

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BR stands for Beginning Reader, and it indicates a Lexile® measure or range below 0L. 

The Lexile range extends to -400, indicated as BR400L. The lower the number following the letters BR, the more advanced the reader is. For example, a student with a Lexile measure of BR150L is a more advanced reader than a student with a Lexile measure of BR350L.

For more information on the BR code, see Lexile Codes at Lexile.com.


Tests taken prior to Fall 2018

Prior to Fall 2018, NWEA used an older linking study to Lexile that did not provide numerical scores for Lexile ranges below 0L. In this case, any student whose Lexile measure or range would have gone below 0L has a Lexile measure or range reported as BR.


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