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The Lexile Growth Planner offers a snapshot of a student’s progress toward college and career readiness. With the Lexile® and Quantile® Growth Planners, you can see the Lexile level and/or Quantile level associated with entry-level reading and/or math demands of hundreds of careers to inform goal setting.

MetaMetrics studied the text demands of typical reading material for students in grades 1 through 12. The “stretch” text measures (defined in 2012 through studies related to the development of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts) represent the demand of texts that would advance to 1300L, a text level that individuals typically encounter in their initial postsecondary college and career experiences.

Text Ranges for College and Career Readiness

Grade   Beginning of Year End of Year
K* BR40L** 230L
1 190L 530L
2 420L 650L
3 520L 820L
4 740L 940L
5 830L 1010L
6 925L 1070L
7 970L 1120L
8 1010L 1185L
9 1050L 1260L
10 1080L 1335L
11 & 12 1185L 1385L

Ranges for grades 1 through 12 are based on the text complexity grade bands in the Common Core State Standards for English, Language Arts, Appendix A (Additional Information), NGA and CCSSO, 2012.

*Following procedures similar to those established for grades 1 through 12, the text complexity range for kindergarten was determined to be BR40L to 230L.

**Beginning Reader (BR) is a code given to readers and texts that are below 0L on the Lexile scale. The lower the number following the BR code, the more advanced the reader or text is. The higher the number, the less complex the text is or less skilled the reader is.

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