The Lexile® Framework for Reading, commonly referred to as the Lexile Framework, has been linked with ILEARN English/Language Arts (ELA) assessments for grades 3-8 as well as IREAD-3. Only those who do not pass IREAD-3 will receive a Lexile measure. Similarly, the Quantile® Framework for Mathematics has been linked with ILEARN Mathematics assessments for grades 3-8. In addition to these data points, Indiana students also may be receiving Lexile and Quantile measures from a variety of different tests and programs used by their local schools. Students’ Lexile and Quantile measures are constantly changing as students grow in knowledge and skills. These measures provide information about student abilities to educators and parents and also help them to see growth between assessments.
What is a Lexile measure?
A Lexile reading measure evaluates the strength of a student’s reading skills and the difficulty or complexity of a text, such as a book or magazine article. A Lexile reading measure is expressed as a number followed by an “L” (e.g., 850L), and represents a position on the Lexile scale. Comparing a student’s Lexile reading measure with the Lexile text measure of what the student is reading helps gauge the “fit” between a student’s ability and the difficulty of text.
For example, a student with a Lexile reading measure of 500L may find a book with a Lexile text measure of 450L easy and fun to read in their spare time. The teacher may want to provide the student with a book that has a Lexile measure of 550L or 600L to stretch the student’s abilities. This same student would likely require significant support to understand a book that has a Lexile measure of 700L.
What is a Quantile measure?
A Quantile measure indicates which mathematical skills the student already understands and those the student is ready to begin learning. The Quantile measure also indicates how complex a concept or skill may be for the student to learn. Parents and teachers can use Quantile measures to ensure students continue developing mathematical skills and to find instructional materials for use with students.
Summer 2020 MetaMetrics Training Resources
Due to school closures in spring 2020 and the subsequent cancellation of statewide testing, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) partnered with MetaMetrics to estimate students' projected Lexile® and Quantile® measures to help schools anticipate students’ potential achievement and curricular demands for students upon schools’ reopening in fall 2020. MetaMetrics provided guidance related to the Lexile® and Quantile® frameworks and available resources throughout the first three sessions. They explained in the fourth session how the estimated measures were derived and how educators might use them to help Indiana students.
|An Introduction to the Lexile Framework(R) for Reading||PowerPoint||Session Recording|
|An Introduction to the Quantile Framework(R) for Mathematics||PowerPoint||Session Recording|
|An Introduction to the Lexile(R) and Quantile(R) Hub||PowerPoint||Session Recording|
|Projected Lexile(R) and Quantile(R) Measures||PowerPoint||Session Recording|