READING LEVELS (LEXILE) SNAPSHOT
Depending which Scholastic Digital programs you have in your classroom, and how you use them, you will see the Snapshot for Guided Reading Levels and/or for Lexile measures. Here’s a look at the Lexile Snapshot.
THIS SNAPSHOT SHOWS:
A.) The percentage of students above, on, and below level at the beginning, middle, and end of year
B.) The average Lexile measure of books students have been reading this week during independent reading
C.) Explore: More information about individual students’ reading levels.
READING LEVELS (LEXILE): EXPLORE
From the Reading Level (Lexile) Snapshot tile on the landing page, select Explore. There, you’ll find data about individual students. To view additional reports related to your students’ Lexile measures, select See Additional Reports on the top right of the screen.
Student Lexile Measures
This chart shows Lexile measures by student at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. The proficiency range for students at this grade and time period is shaded. (Students in PreK do not have proficiency ranges.)
A.) Use the grade drop-down menu if you want to see proficiency ranges for other grades.
B.) Select the beginning of the year, middle of the year, or end of the year to view the proficiency range for that time of year, for the selected grade. Lexile measures are imported from Literacy Pro—automatically entered after students take the Scholastic Reading Measure, or recorded manually by the teacher(s).
Look For: Meet your students where they are:
- Pull students who are below the proficiency range into small, skills-based groups. Make sure they are picking books within their independent reading level—one or two levels below their GRL.
- Encourage students within the proficiency range. If you have Literacy Pro in your classroom, encourage these students to increase their reading goals so that they are reading more days per week and/or more minutes per session.
- Make sure students above the proficiency range are finding books at their independent reading levels that interest them.
- Keep in mind that if you have Literacy Pro, you can go to Settings to make books at additional grade levels available to your students.
MORE DATA? Select See Additional Reports at the top right of the Explore page to open a new screen displaying Literacy Pro. Select the Students & Reports tab, and then go to Student Leveling Report: Lexiles. It displays the Lexile measures of individual students throughout the year.
Student Independent Reading: Lexile Measures
This chart shows Lexile measures of titles selected by students during independent reading in Literacy Pro. In Literacy Pro, students are encouraged to browse age-appropriate books of interest to them. In addition, if students would like to be guided to books within their independent reading range, they can look for this icon . (A student’s independent reading level is 100L below and 50L above that student’s Lexile measure.)
Look For: You can guide students to pick books within their independent reading levels. But also keep in mind that good readers read texts at varying levels, according to moods and interests. So scan this chart to make sure students are settling into books they enjoy. Engage with them about those books they’re reading. If students are reading below their independent reading range, you can challenge them with harder books. But don’t lose sight of the goal: helping kids to love reading.
MORE DATA? Select See Additional Reports at the top right of the Explore page to open a new screen displaying Literacy Pro. Then select the Students & Reports tab and go to the Student Book Selections Report. It displays the Lexile measures of books this student has been reading during the school year. You can access additional information about each book from this chart.