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Get a Lexile Reader Measure

Students can receive a Lexile measure from many different reading tests and programs

MetaMetrics® does not offer a proprietary test that reports Lexile measures. There is no "Lexile test" on this website. Instead, we partner with state departments of education and test publishers to create assessments or link to existing assessments that can report students' reading scores as Lexile measures.

Please refer to the left sidebar for a list of reading tests and programs that can report Lexile measures.


State Assessments

Many states have partnered with MetaMetrics to provide students with Lexile measures through annual state assessment programs. State assessments are cumulative and used to assess learning. While assessments of this type are generally not used to guide instruction, by reporting Lexile measures parents and teachers can utilize the Lexile Framework to improve a student’s reading ability.

  • Georgia Milestones Assessment System, End of Course (EOC) in Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, and End of Course (EOC) in American Literature and Composition
  • Kansas Assessment Program
  • Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP)
  • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)
  • North Carolina READY EOG Assessment in English Language Arts/Reading and North Carolina READY EOC Assessment in English II
  • Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)
  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR)
  • Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS)

Norm-Referenced Assessments

These assessments compare a student’s score with a similar group of students who have taken a comparable assessment.

  • ERB: Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP), 4th Edition
  • Pearson: Stanford Achievement Test 10 and Aprenda 3
  • Riverside Publishing: The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®) and Iowa Tests of Educational Development® (ITED®) and Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests®, Fourth Edition

Interim/Benchmark Assessments

These assessments are typically administered multiple times throughout the year and are used to evaluate where students are in their learning progress and determine whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments. Assessments of this type are also used to guide the instructional process.

  • Curriculum Associates: i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction
  • Dynamic Measurement Group: DIBELS Next®
  • Edmentum: Exact Path
  • eMPower Assessments™
  • fueleducation™: Anywhere Learning System (ALS)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: easyCBM®
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: The Reading Inventory
  • Imagine Learning®
  • Istation
  • Measured Progress: Progress Toward Standards Assessment™ (PTS3)
  • NWEA: Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®)
  • Pearson: aimsweb®
  • Renaissance Star 360®
  • Scantron®: Performance Series™
  • TE21: CASE Assessments

Spanish Assessments

These assessments are available in Spanish and report Lexile measures.

  • Achieve3000®: KidBiz3000® and TeenBiz3000®
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: The Reading Inventory
  • Istation: ISIP​​™​ Lectura Temprana
  • New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (SBA)
  • Pearson: Aprenda 3

International Assessments

These global assessments that report Lexile measures are available to non-native English speakers.

  • ETS: The TOEFL® Primary™ test and the TOEFL® Junior™ test 
  • GL Assessment: Progress in English (PIE) Assessment
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: The Reading Inventory
  • Istation: ISIP™
  • Natmal: E-LQ® Assessment

Reading Programs and Interventions

These instructional programs and tools utilize The Lexile Framework for Reading to help students improve their reading and writing skills.

  • Achieve3000®: KidBiz3000® and TeenBiz3000®
  • Altis Reach
  • Amplify: mCLASS®: DIBELS Next®
  • EDmin: Total Reader
  • EPS: Making Connections® and MCI (Making Connections® Intervention)
  • Hampton-Brown: Edge and Inside
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Journeys Common Core, Reading Counts!, READ 180, and SYSTEM 44 Next Generation
  • Istation
  • LightSail Education®: LightSail
  • McGraw-Hill: SRA FLEX Literacy™
  • myON®
  • Pearson/Longman/Prentice Hall: MyReadingLab
  • Reading Horizons Discovery
  • Reading Horizons® Elevate™
  • Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®
  • Scholastic: ReadAbout!
  • Voyager Sopris

What if I don't take any of these tests?

If a student or child does not currently receive a Lexile measure, one can still informally connect them with ability appropriate resources and track their reading progress by monitoring the Lexile measures of the books they read.

Our “Find a Book” search tool offers a feature that can estimate a child's Lexile range based on the most recent grade he or she has completed and his or her overall comfort with the materials at that grade level. “Find a Book” will also generate a list of books that typically fall within the child's estimated Lexile range. Then, you and the child can search for other books around that range, stepping up the Lexile measures of books to challenge the child as he or she grows or decreasing the Lexile measures of books if the child is experiencing frustration.