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Gateway Lexile Scores for Reading: Select a Reading Level

What is a Lexile Score?

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A Lexile score is a standard score that matches a student’s reading ability with the difficulty of the reading material.

When reader's score and that of the reading material are the same, the student is expected to read with 75% comprehension – difficult enough to be challenging without undue frustration and to encourage reading progress.

Scores range from 200 to 1700.

Lexile measures are a measure of text difficulty. They do not address age-appropriateness, student interest, or the quality of the text.

Reading a Lexile Score

Sample Lexile Texts

Library Databases That Use Lexile Scores

In many of the library's online databases, it is possible to select articles within a Lexile range. Use the "advanced search" option.

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