Research

Research

For detailed information on the theoretical and practical applications of the Lexile framework, how other technologies are used to support LevelUp, and the ways in which digital resources can enhance learning environments, select from the PDFs below.

MetaMetrics Research:
  1. Lexile Educator Guide: A brief introduction to the Lexile Framework for Reading.
  2. Neglected No More: Addressing Text Complexity in the Early Grades: A discussion of MetaMetrics’ efforts to provide text-complexity guidance for early-literacy educators.
  3. The Text Complexity Continuum in Grades 1–12: Further details on MetaMetrics’ research into grade-level text complexity distributions.
  4. Stop Summer Academic Loss: An Education Policy Priority: This white paper outlines the need for students to have access to level-appropriate reading materials throughout the year.
  5. The Hippocratic Oath and Grade Equivalents: A discussion of the need for educators to be more attentive to the metrics used to assess student performance.
  6. The Lexile Framework for Reading: Development and Validity Evidence: A technical description of how the Lexile framework measures text complexity.
  7. A Theory of Action: The Lexile Framework for Reading and The Quantile Framework for Mathematics: A discussion of MetaMetrics’ ongoing efforts to develop useful and appropriate ways and to link assessment with instruction.
Other Research:
  1. Accelerating Literacy Growth with Digital and Print Resources: Implementing Rosen LevelUp: This white paper describes the role of foundational reading in academic success.
  2. The Edgate Standards Correlation Methodology: Discover how the EdGate correlation process incorporated by LevelUp provides accurate alignments to educational standards.
  3. Examining Text Complexity in the Early Grades: Learn how choosing texts for early-grade students is critical for improving reading skills.
  4. How Audio Promotes Literacy: A visual guide to the benefits of audio in early education.
  5. Reading Levels Crosswalk Chart: This table shows the alignment across various reading level systems.

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