These instructional programs and tools utilize The Lexile Framework for Reading to help students improve their reading and writing skills.
Achieve3000®: KidBiz3000® & TeenBiz3000® combined, form a supplemental, web-based literacy program in vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing for students in grades 2-12. KidBiz3000 is for students in grades 2-5 and TeenBiz3000 is for students in grades 6-12. The programs provide practice reading nonfiction text and include extension activities designed to address vocabulary, reading comprehension, a relevant math problem, and written output.
At the initial log-in for each student he or she automatically takes a pre-test called LevelSet™. LevelSet is an assessment unique to KidBiz3000 and TeenBiz3000. It requires students to read text, answer comprehension questions and then it calculates the Lexile reading level. After the placement test, students begin the five step process of the 40 minute session. During Step 2 of the five step process, students read a news article. All students in the same grade receive the same news article to read, but the Lexile level of the article has been adjusted for successful independent reading by each student.
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EDmin: Total Reader™ (TR) is a tool for measuring and improving a student's reading levels from grades 3-12. This application is web-based and requires no software installation on a school server or local computer.
Students choose and read age-appropriate Lexiled passages, each with a series of omitted words, called cloze items. For each omitted word (which is representative of the text's overall Lexile measure), the student sees four possible substitutions; by clicking a word, the student fills in the text and can continue reading. The cloze item is presented within the context and flow of the reading passage; the student need not stop or move back and forth between a separate answer page and the passage. The reading passages and their associated cloze items are referred to as testlets.
After a student completes an initial set of testlets (the equivalent of 40 cloze items), Total Reader produces a Lexile measure. All subsequent testlets completed will monitor the student's Lexile measure and report the new measure when change occurs. This way, Total Reader continually generates updated Lexile measures and students are always aware of their reading range. The system records and represents progress in a series of reports.
EPS: Making Connections® is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive comprehension program that teaches students strategies to build their comprehension. The program employs a scaffolded instructional plan that supports students by modeling, guiding, and then coaching students to independence. Fiction and nonfiction texts are tied to content-area topics to prepare students to analyze and interpret diverse materials across content-areas.
MCI (Making Connections® Intervention) is a unique blended learning solution that provides targeted literacy intervention for struggling readers in middle and high school. At the heart of the program is explicit and direct comprehension instruction. This blended model integrates the best of teacher-led, face-to-face instruction with engaging, individualized online instruction to maximize the depth, intensity, and effectiveness of the intervention. Woven through every lesson are multiple opportunities to build students' vocabulary and fluency. Additional support for students struggling with decoding or writing skills can be found in two components MCI Word Study and MCI Writing.
myON® partnered with MetaMetrics to build the myON assessment engine that enables student reading ability to be reported as a Lexile measure. Lexile measures in myON reader support differentiated instruction by allowing teachers to assign books and other materials targeted to students’ unique ability levels that will provide the right amount of challenge to promote reading growth. They also help students take more responsibility for their reading progress—from the initial placement test to the subsequent benchmark quizzes—by encouraging independent reading and allowing them to track their growth through a trajectory report that can also be accessed by teachers and parents.
Hampton-Brown: The Edge and Insider are both instructional programs. "Edge™," is a core reading/language arts program designed for high school students who have not mastered essential reading, writing and language skills and are typically reading two or more years below grade level. "Insider" is a core reading/language arts program designed for middle school students. This program is designed to build the language and literacy skills that middle school students need to pass exit exams and need to graduate from high school.
The Reading Level Gains Test shows gains in reading proficiency over time with reading proficiency reported in a Lexile measure. There are three parallel forms allowing for testing at three points during a year or from one year to the next. To view an Executive Summary on Reading Level Gains Test and Placement Test for Inside and Edge, click here.
The addition of Lexile measures within the Hampton-Brown Edge program provides educators with a comprehensive approach for determining the reading abilities of high school-level striving readers and English language learners (ELL), connecting them with targeted instructional activities that can improve literacy skills, and monitoring growth in reading ability throughout the school year.
Earobics: Earobics 2014 is a proven research-based intensive reading intervention solution that is diagnostic and prescriptive for students in grades PreK-3. Built on the CCSS, Earobics provides explicit, systematic individualized instruction in Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. This powerful program delivers adaptive technology combined with a robust set of engaging classroom resources, assessment, and Professional Development. Powerful management tools enable teachers and administrators to monitor and chart student progress for differentiation. Earobics can be used with any core reading program. Learn more at hmheducation.com/earobics.
Earobics Reach (grades 4-8) delivers research-based reading intervention instruction in phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an adaptive online solution. The first time a student begins using Earobics Reach, the MetaMetrics Lexile® Initial Placement Assessment determines a student’s current reading comprehension ability. The Lexile score places the student into a level that is both challenging and achievable to ensure early success, a critical first step that builds confidence in struggling adolescent readers. Every six weeks a formative Level Assessment is automatically administered to each student, while automatic performance reports alert teachers and caregivers about student progress. Discover how this personalized intervention program uses a powerful instructional model, engaging cross-curricular content, and game-like practice aligned to the Common Core State Standards to reach your struggling readers at hmheducation.com/earobicsreach.
Journeys Common Core is a rigorous core reading program created to help students successfully meet the Common Core State Standards. With teacher and student resources available in print, online, and through mobile applications, Journeys Common Core provides the tools needed to plan and assess effectively as well as teach and engage your students. Like the Common Core State Standards themselves, Journeys Common Core reflects an integrated model of literacy. Instruction and application in the four strands—Reading (including Foundational Skills), Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language—are linked to the complex texts and topics with which students engage.
Journeys Common Core focuses on repeated reading of complex texts to help students meet the challenge of learning from and about complex texts, and rubrics help teachers assess text complexity of Anchor Texts and paired selections at a glance. Lexile measures for each selection are an important part of the quantitative measures provided in each text complexity rubric.
Discover a new dimension in reading at http://www.hmheducation.com/journeys.
HMH publishes comprehensive reading intervention programs for students in grades 3-12. READ 180 is a comprehensive reading intervention program proven to meet the needs of struggling readers in grades 3-12. The program directly addresses individual needs through differentiated instruction; adaptive and instructional software; high-interest literature and nonfiction; and direct instruction in reading, writing and vocabulary skills.
System 44 Next Generation is a breakthrough foundational reading program for the most challenged readers. The program includes state-of-the-art adaptive reading technology that delivers direct, explicit, research-based instruction, as well as engaging, high-interest print materials for student practice in reading, writing and spelling.
Both reading intervention programs rely on the screening, placement and progress-monitoring features of The Reading Inventory, a computer-adaptive assessment created with MetaMetrics that provides a Lexile measure and immediate positive feedback for students engaged in the assessment.
HMH also publishes many notable supplemental reading programs based on the Lexile Framework, including Reading Counts!, a software program that helps teachers track students' independent reading progress.
Supported by The Reading Inventory, these programs measure and report students’ growth in Lexile measures. A fully independent assessment, The Reading Inventory also can be used outside HMH curriculum programs to match students with text and to monitor reading development on the individual, classroom, school and district level.
Istation is a leading provider of interactive computer-adaptive assessments and differentiated computer-delivered interventions. Istation's award-winning educational technology system, Istation Reading, reports Lexile reader measures correlated with student scores from Istation's computer-adaptive assessments, known as ISIP™ (Istation's Indicators of Progress), for grades 1 through 8. Istation Reading also aligns its interactive online books and passages to Lexile text measures.
LightSail Education®: LightSail is an adaptive literacy platform for grades 2-12 that combines proven tools to drive rapid student growth. Easy to use on any iPad, LightSail includes:
- a personalized library for every student, drawing from over 18,000 literature and informational titles from top publishers
- an interactive e-reader that scaffolds active reading
- Lexile and Common Core-aligned assessments embedded in every text
- tools for class collaboration, small group work and fast teacher feedback
- data dashboards for teachers, leaders and students
Sophisticated yet simple to implement, LightSail can be used in any class where reading comprehension is critical to achievement. LightSail's awards include taking top honors in the Gates Foundation's Literacy Courseware Challenge and winning best ed tech start-up at SXSW V2V.
SRA FLEX Literacy™ is a comprehensive Reading and Language Arts Intervention System for struggling readers, Grades 3 and above in Tier 2, 3, or 4.
SRA FLEX Literacy™ is built on a research-based instructional model to reach students of various reading levels, as low as Beginning Reading. Students are engaged as never before through high-interest interactive tools, technology, and rich text selections. Teachers are empowered to tailor instruction through ongoing assessment that provides true differentiated instruction. Administrators are equipped with the tools they need for critical decision making.
Find out more at www.FLEXLiteracy.com.
Pearson/Longman/Prentice Hall: MyReadingLab™ is a program specifically created for developmental reading college students. It is an online application that combines diagnostics, practice exercises, tests and powerful assessment to help improve student reading skills and reading level.
The Lexile system in MyReadingLab diagnoses a student's reading ability over time. Based on a carefully developed diagnostic, students are assigned an initial Lexile measure. Then, using a combination of “cloze” questions and combined skills exercises, MyReadingLab tests students’ reading comprehension. As students read additional selections and take additional diagnostic tests, their scores are incrementally adjusted based not only on their scores on the specific diagnostic test but also by their history in the Lexile system. This approach allows students to increase their Lexile measure and monitor their progress over time. Instructors can manage their students’ reading comprehension and encourage their progress.
The Reading Horizons Discovery™ Software prepares beginning and struggling readers in grades K–3 with a solid foundation in reading. Interactive lessons instruct students in a research-based methodology for decoding words of any length. These lessons are combined with engaging activities that build vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. To monitor student progress a series of assessments are used throughout instruction—including the Lexile® Assessment. The Lexile® Assessment is used to monitor progress and validate student gains over the course of instruction. All student data is compiled in the Administration System for teachers to review. Teachers are alerted when students are struggling with a skill or lesson so that teachers can quickly intervene with targeted instruction—this way you can assure each student is developing the skills they need to become a successful reader.
Reading Horizons® Elevate™: Older students can easily and independently learn to read with the Reading Horizons Elevate software. The software is beneficial for struggling students because it delivers the instruction they need in a non-threatening, age-appropriate way. By learning apart from their peers and teacher, students aren’t embarrassed by their poor reading skills, making them less resistant to instruction and more open to learning.
Renaissance Learning: Accelerated Reader™(AR) is the practice component of an effective curriculum and helps get students college and career ready through research-based guidance toward three personalized reading practice goals. With AR, teachers can foster a growth mindset setting individualized, data-informed goals with students. Working toward these goals, students build reading stamina, perseverance and grit. Through the Reading Dashboard and reports, teachers receive actionable insight to guide students and drive student reading growth. Ultimately, students get both reading volume and reading variety essential for college and career readiness. For more information, visit: http://www.renaissance.com/products/accelerated-reader
Scholastic publishes many notable supplemental reading programs based on the Lexile Framework, including ReadAbout!, an adaptive, leveled, nonfiction, reading system for grades 3-8 that includes software that differentiates instruction, high-interest print materials and comprehensive teacher resources.
Voyager Expanded Learning: Passport Reading Journeys is a daily, 50-minute reading intervention system for middle and high school students reading two or more years below grade level. The program uses video DVDs with teen hosts, online comprehension and vocabulary activities and high-interest topics, such as forensics, that keep students interested and motivated to improve their reading skills. Student growth is measured in terms of Lexiles.
The Passport Reading Journeys III Library includes a diverse collection of Lexile-leveled novels and short stories, fiction and non-fiction, that work well for either independent or partnered reading.
LANGUAGE! is a comprehensive reading program designed for students in grades 3-12 who are reading two or more years below grade level, English language learners (ELLs) and students in special education. LANGUAGE! is a research and evidence-based program that teaches literacy explicitly, sequentially, and cumulatively.
By embedding the Lexile Framework within the LANGUAGE! intervention program, educators can use students' Lexile measures to better differentiate classroom instruction for struggling readers and monitor growth in reading ability throughout the school year.
Based on placement test results, students are assigned to one of six instructional levels within their Lexile range. Each level comprises cumulative and sequential multisensory activities for developing skills in phonemic awareness and phonics, word recognition and spelling, vocabulary and morphology, and grammar and usage. At the conclusion of each instructional level, students take a progress indicator test to measure growth and enable teachers to adjust instruction based on each student's reading ability.
Read a newspaper article about a successful implementation of LANGUAGE! in South Carolina.