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  The Lexile Framework® for Reading

Scholastic Reading Inventory was developed in partnership with MetaMetrics, Inc., the creators of the Lexile Framework for Reading—a research-proven measure of reading ability and text difficulty. The Lexile Framework was created by a team of experts in the fields of measurement, testing and reading, under the auspices of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. SRI is the only classroom-based assessment program that directly reports student reading levels using the native Lexile® item format.

Accurately Match Readers with Books
The Lexile Framework for Reading uses the Lexile measure to evaluate both reading ability and text difficulty. By placing both reader and text on the same scale, the Lexile Framework allows educators to forecast the level of comprehension a student will experience with a particular text, and to evaluate curriculum needs based on each student's ability to comprehend the materials.

Connect to High-Stakes Tests
The Lexile Framework has been linked to many national norm-referenced assessments, including the TerraNova Assessment Series (CTBS/5 and CAT/6); the SAT-10, SAT-9, MAT-8, SDRT-4; and the Iowa Tests (ITBS and ITED). Thus, by utilizing the Lexile Framework, SRI gives educators the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between high-stakes assessment and instruction, and provides an indication of future performance on such tests.

Adopted Nationwide
States throughout the U.S.—including Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming—utilize the Lexile Framework as a critical part of the reading curriculum. For more information on the Lexile Framework, please visit