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We partner with state departments of education (DoEs), also known as state education agencies, and school districts all over the country to create materials and assessments, help them better serve families and improve workflow.

How State Departments of Education Are Using Lexile Measures

Here are a few examples of state DoEs that have used The Lexile® Framework for Reading to improve literacy and communicate to constituents in their states.

Lexile Measures Help Kentucky Fight Summer Reading Slide

For most students, the summer months are a time of freedom and fun after a rigorous school year. However, it’s a well-known phenomenon that students experience “summer slide” or “summer loss” over break, and this gap is even more pronounced between low-income children and their more affluent peers.

In response, the Council of Chief State School Officers, in partnership with MetaMetrics®, coordinated a national state-led summer reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement during summer break. This past May, Kentucky joined the “Chief’s Summer Reading Challenge” by developing their “Find a Book, Kentucky” program to raise awareness of the summer loss epidemic, share compelling research on the importance of personalized reading activities and provide access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading and the initiative as a whole. Read the Kentucky Case Study.

Just Read, Florida

To help parents play a stronger role in student summer reading plans, MetaMetrics partnered with the Florida Department of Education’s Summer Reading Adventure program. Parents learned how to use their students’ Lexile measures to match them with summer reading materials, which they could find via our online free book search, “Find a Book.” The state then expanded the program to run all year long and continues to work with us on programs that promote the school/home literacy connection. Read the Florida Case Study.

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Learn more about how Lexile measures are working in today’s schools and how DoEs have enhanced their testing and accountability programs.