What is a Lexile score?

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What is a Lexile score and how can I use it to benefit my students?

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When a student takes NWEA's MAP Growth reading assessment they also receive a Lexile® range score, based on the RIT score data generated from the individual student's MAP Growth reading assessment. The score is based on an NWEA algorithm that transforms the student’s RIT score to an estimate of the MetaMetrics® Lexile® score.

The Lexile® score can be used to evaluate reading levels of all students in a class for differentiated instruction or to select appropriate reading materials. More details on how to use the Lexile score in an educational setting can be found here: Lexile.com.

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Lexile® is a trademark of MetaMetrics, Inc., and is registered in the United States and abroad.

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