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Guided Reading Leveling Chart

Use the grid below to shop by Guided Reading, Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA), and Lexile® Levels. This chart includes Common Core State Standards Lexile® recommendations and may also be used as a general leveling guide.

  Scholastic Guided
Reading Program Levels
Scholastic Guided
Reading Lexile® Ranges
CCSS Lexile®
Recommendations*
DRA Level
Kindergarten
A
B
C
D
n/a n/a
A–1
2
3–4
6
Grade 1
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
n/a n/a
A–1
2
3–4
6
8
10
12
14
16
Grade 2
E
F
G
H
I
J–K
L–M
N
100-1120 420-620
8
10
12
14
16
16–18
20–24
28–30
Grade 3
J–K
L–M
N
O–P
Q
100-1120 620-820
16–18
20–24
28–30
34–38
40
Grade 4
M
N
O–P
Q–R
S–T
180-1280 740-875
20–24
28–30
34–38
40
40–50
Grade 5
Q–R
S–V
W
330-1280 875-1010
40
40–50
60
Grade 6
T–V
W–Y
Z
300-1340 925-1010
50
60
70

*CCSS Lexile® bands are for multiple grades, therefore singular grade level bands have been approximated.