Lexile and Quantile Measures in Nevada

The Lexile Framework® for Reading and the Quantile Framework for Mathematics® have been linked to the Nevada Department of Education Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3 - 8. The benefit to educators is that the Lexile and Quantile measures can be used to bridge assessment and instruction.

    What is a Lexile measure?

    A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. Lexile measures can forecast how well a reader will comprehend a text. Recognized as the standard for matching readers with texts, tens of millions of students worldwide receive a Lexile measure that helps them find targeted readings from more than 100 million articles, books and websites that have been measured.

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    What is a Quantile measure?

    Similar to Lexile measures, there are two types of Quantile measures: a measure for students and a measure for mathematical skills and concepts.  The student measure describes what the student is capable of understanding.  The skill measure describes the difficulty, or demand, in learning that skill. Quantile measures improve mathematics teaching and learning by targeting instruction and monitoring student growth toward learning standards and the mathematical demands of college and careers.

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