SRI Testing and Lexile Levels

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SRI Testing and Lexile Levels
Where to Begin the Understanding…

How the process works… Step Child takes SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) on the computer in Language class Step Child sees score immediately Step Child finds reading materials that match Step Child repeats process periodically throughout the year getting a new lexile

“Targeted” Lexile Levels
When the student lexile and text Lexile align, it is a 75% match! To find a student’s Lexile range for materials… Take the score from the SRI test Add 50 to find the top of the range Subtract 100 to find the bottom of the range. Ex. SRI is Range is = 739 for top 689 – 100 = 589 for bottom So, the range for this child to find suitable reading material is 589 – 739. Keep in mind that children should be encouraged to stay at the top of their lexile score to help ensure progress.

CGMSC currently uses Lexile Levels to help our readers throughout the year…
D.E.A.R. Day – Most Mondays your child is given PRIDE period to read a book. Teachers and librarians try to monitor their choice so they are always working toward raising their Lexile level. High Five Strategies - The CGMSC Staff is being trained on 5 literacy strategies that every teacher will use. These will be posted so parents can suggest using them at home as well. Teachers sometimes choose to group students according to their Lexile level for interventions, group work, projects, front-loading content, or test review. Library contains books at all lexile levels.

*Discuss what they are reading with question starters like…
“If the book was a TV show, which actors would you cast in it and why?” “If the main character in that story lived next door, would you two be friends?” “Where does the novel take place? Would you take a trip there? Why?” *Find text that is relevant to a child’s life so he or she will want to read it. Try some of these… “Would you read that recipe to me while I cook, please?” “Look, here’s a review in the newspaper of that movie you’ve been wanting to see.” “I don’t agree with you about that issue. Find an article online to convince me.” “Can you look up that athlete’s stats so I can tell my friend at work tomorrow?”

Vocabulary Activities for Parents

Resources to Look for Books:
These websites all have programs to input lexile levels and find possible reading material.

Celebrate any success with your child!
And finally, Celebrate any success with your child!