American Education Corporation: A+ LearningLink assessment measures a student's existing knowledge, comprehension and mastery of basic reading skills in grades 1-8. Because the assessment is calibrated with the Lexile Framework, and aligned with state standards and objectives, educators can use students' scores to connect them with appropriate reading materials and forecast how they will perform on Lexile-aligned tests. Teachers who use the A+nyWhere Learning System can automatically prescribe interventions from A+ LearningLink and track progress throughout the year. More than 75 A+nyWhere Learning System courseware titles have Lexile measures.
Dynamic Measurement Group: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is a standardized set of passages and administration procedures designed to identify children who may need additional instructional support, and monitor progress toward instructional goals. DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) assess skills that are consistent with the essential early literacy domains discussed in both the National Reading Panel (2000) and National Research Council (1998) reports in the areas of phonemic awareness, alphabetic understanding, accuracy and fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Conversion tables for linking DIBELS ORF scores with Lexile measures are available at: www.dibels.org/papers/DIBELSLexilesLinkingReport.pdf .
Florida Center for Reading Research: Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading , developed by the Florida Center for Reading Research and Just Read, Florida!, provide teachers with screening, progress monitoring and diagnostic information for guiding classroom instruction in grades PreK-12. The computer-adaptive assessments measure students' reading comprehension similarly to how comprehension is measured by the year-end Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Students receive a developmental scale score between 200 and 900 for reading, content scores, within-grade standard scores, percentiles and Lexile measures.
Measured Progress: Progress Toward Standards (PTS3) is a rigorous online benchmark assessment designed to test reading mastery of students in grades 3-8 and high school. Delivered on a browser-based platform, PTS3 includes three reading forms per grade and is aligned to standards in more than 20 states. Districts and schools can use PTS3 to measure where their students are on the learning continuum at a given time and to collect data from reports to tailor instruction at the individual, class, school and district levels. Students who take the PTS3 receive a Lexile measure in addition to their standard reading score. Lexile measures are available at no extra cost to current and new users.
NWEA: Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) provides detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path. Because student engagement is essential to any testing experience, NWEA works with educators to create test items that interest children and help to capture detail about what they know and what they’re ready to learn. It’s information teachers can use in the classroom to help every child, every day.
Pearson: Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test, Fourth Edition (SDRT 4) and Stanford Learning First are group-administered, norm-referenced multiple-choice tests that assess vocabulary, comprehension and scanning skills.
- SDRT 4 is administered mid-year to students in grades 4-10. It provides information on student progress, targets individual students who are in need of additional reading support, and provides data on the effectiveness of support and intervention programs. SDRT 4 provides a Lexile Student Reading Pathfinder Report for grades 2-12 with titles matched to each student's reading level.
- Based on a continuous improvement model, Stanford Learning First enables classroom teachers to use Lexile measures to monitor student achievement in grades 3-8 throughout the school year and ensure that they are on track to meet a state's academic standards.
Scantron: Performance Series is a Web-based, standards-aligned testing system used for student placement, progress reports and performance prediction. The system offers variable levels of difficulty according to student performance. Administrators and educators can use the diagnostic data to monitor both school- and student-level progress from year to year. Lexile measures are available as an optional addition to the student and class reports.
Scholastic: Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is a research-based, computer-adaptive assessment for students in grades K-12. Students read a passage taken from an authentic text and then choose the option that best fills the blank in the last statement. To complete the statement, the student must respond on a literal level (recall a fact) or inferential level (determine the main idea of the passage, draw an inference from the material presented, or make a connection between sentences in the passage). SRI does not correct students' errors; however, it does provide them with immediate feedback in the form of a Lexile measure. SRI provides a suggested reading list that is prescriptively based on the Lexile Framework.