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1 Lexile.com How long would you keep reading?

2 Lexile.com Relationship between Time Spent Reading and Reading Achievement Percentile Rank Minutes of Text Reading per Day Estimated Number of Words Read per Year ,733,000 2,357,000 1,168, , ,000 51,000 from Anderson et al., 1988, Table 3, N = 155. Fifth-Grade Students

3 Lexile.com Reading in the Workplace

4 Lexile.com Our Greatest Opportunity Literacy Instruction Underdeveloped literacy skills are the number one reason why students are retained, assigned to special education, given long term remedial services and why they fail to graduate from high school. Ferrandino and Tirozzi, Presidents of NAESP and NASSP

5 Lexile.com USA Today (1200L) Chicago Tribune (1310L) The Associated Press (1310L) Wall Street Journal (1320L) The Washington Post (1350L) New York Times (1380L) Reuters (1440L) Lexiles and Newspapers Source: Dr. William R. Daggett, CCSSO Summer Institute Presentation, July 2003

6 Lexile.com Lifelong Reading CD-DVD Player Instructions (1080L) Microsoft Windows User Manual (1150L) GM Protection Plan (1150L) Installing Your Child Safety Seat (1170L) Federal Tax Form W-4 (1260L) Application for a student loan (1270L) Medical Insurance Benefits Pkg. (1280L) Aetna Health Care Discount Form (1360L) Source: Dr. William R. Daggett, CCSSO Summer Institute Presentation, July 2003

7 Lexile.com Three Key Concepts Reader Ability the cognitive set students use to construct meaning from text as measured on tests Text Readability the difficulty of reading materials based on dimensions or characteristics of the text Forecasted Comprehension Rate the construction of meaning from local text

8 Lexile.com Determining text difficulty Syntactic Complexity the number of words per sentence longer sentences are more complex and require more short-term memory to process Semantic Difficulty the frequency of the words in a corpus of written text corpus has over 500-million words

9 Lexile.com Lexile Calculator

10 Lexile.com Lexile Calculator Can help you better deliver instruction by knowing in advance which students: are likely to need extra help with a lesson will understand the material on their own


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