SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

October 12, 2015 09:00 ET

Knovation Expands Use of Lexile Text Measures in its Digital Learning Content Collection

CINCINNATI, OH and DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - October 12, 2015) - Knovation, the industry leader in curation and contextualization of digital content for learning, and MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, are pleased to announce that the number of Lexile measures offered for titles in Knovation's digital content collection has increased dramatically.

Knovation adds context and order to 360,000+ digital resources so teachers, librarians and parents can find, manage and use the best free digital content in a fraction of the time. Now, over 150,000 resources within Knovation's digital content collection will feature Lexile measures, making it even easier for teachers to effectively personalize instruction.

"With the expanded use of Lexile measures, Knovation can now provide teachers with the information they need to better personalize their daily instruction and tailor digital content to the unique reading skills and level of every student," said Alan Whisman, M.Ed., director of content and curriculum services for Knovation.

The Lexile Framework is a scientific approach for measuring reading ability and the text complexity of reading materials. Lexile measures are assigned using a linguistic algorithm and help teachers, librarians and parents find books, articles and other resources that challenge the individual's reading ability while still maintaining interest and supporting learning.

"Knovation has transformed how teachers and students use digital resources for learning," said Malbert Smith, Ph.D., president and cofounder of MetaMetrics. "By building and maintaining a collection of high-quality, standards-aligned digital content, Knovation has made utilizing online content for education easier and more effective. We are thrilled to have Lexile measures added as a feature to help improve matching readers and resources."

Recognized as the standard for matching readers with texts, tens of millions of students worldwide receive a Lexile measure that helps them find targeted readings from more than 100 million articles, books and websites that have been measured. For more information on the Lexile Framework and Lexile measures, visit www.Lexile.com.

About Knovation

Since 1999, Knovation has delivered on the promise to do something good for kids, every day, by helping districts meet the needs of diverse K-12 learners in blended digital learning environments.

Knovation makes it easy to find, manage, and use free digital content for learning by professionally evaluating, standards aligning and continuously maintaining a collection of over 360,000 digital resources covering all subjects and all grades. Knovation's collection can be accessed through the company's award-winning solutions (netTrekker and icurio) or through custom integration with several instructional or assessment platforms. For more information, please check: www.knovationlearning.com.

About MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics is focused on improving education for learners of all ages and ability levels. The organization develops scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment results with real-world instruction. MetaMetrics' products and services for reading (The Lexile® Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile® para Leer), mathematics (The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics) and writing (The Lexile® Framework for Writing) provide unique insights about academic ability and the potential for growth, enabling individuals to achieve their goals at every stage of development. Connect with the organization at: http://blog.lexile.com.

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