What is a Lexile?

Lexile matches a student’s reading ability with the difficulty of a book. The STAR Assessment is administered throughout the year to measure the student’s growth. The assessment shows the student’s Lexile Measure and a Lexile Range. This range represents the boundaries between the easiest kind of reading for the student and the hardest level at which he or she can read successfully. A student’s Lexile measure is a tool for teachers to use in targeting reading material for students.  

Students should be reading at these Lexile Levels by the end of the school year

First Grade – 325

Second Grade – 525

Third Grade – 650

Fourth Grade – 750

Fifth Grade - 850

Key to Lexile Codes

AD: Adult Directed - Better when read aloud to a student rather than having the student read independently. 

GN: Graphic Novel - Graphic novels or comic books. 

BR: Beginning Reader - Appropriate for emerging readers with a Lexile reader measure below 0L. 

NP: Non-Prose - Poems, plays, songs, recipes and text with non-standard or absent punctuation. 

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