Lexile® Framework for Reading

A Lexile® measure indicates the reading level of an individual or a book. By comparing a student's Lexile® measure with the Lexile® measure of a book, you can decide whether its text demand will be too difficult, too easy or just right for the student's reading ability. To best strengthen his or her reading skills, the student should read books within his or her Lexile® range.

Information about Lexiles:

  • Watch a video – A brief, everyday description of Lexiles®
  • Lexile Measures – Information defining Lexiles® measures
  • FAQs – Your questions about Lexiles® answered
  • Lexile Multiple Measures – A utility to help you determine a child’s optimal reading range when he or she receives two different Lexile® measures from two different tests that report Lexiles®
  • Lexile Map – The Lexile map provides examples of popular books and sample text at various points on the Lexile scale to serve as a reference guide for what a Lexile measure means
  • Lexile Codes – Lexile codes give information about a book that relates to its developmental appropriateness, reading difficulty, and common or intended usage
  • Lexile Measures and Grade Levels – An summary of grade levels and corresponding Lexile® measures
  • State Library E-Resources – An overview of resources available through the State Library

Resources for Parents
Parent FAQ
Parent FAQ (Spanish)

Resources for Librarians and Teachers
Fact Sheets and Informational Resources
Policy Briefs
White Papers
Case Studies
Lexile Measures at School
Librarian FAQ
8.5 x 11 Flyer
8.5 x 11 Flyer (Spanish)
11 x 17 Poster
22 x 28 Poster
Parent FAQ with Fillable Form

Useful Links:

Lexile Book Titles Database
Lexile Analyzer
State Library