SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

November 12, 2012 09:53 ET

MetaMetrics Partners With Amicus Publishing to Provide Lexile Measures for Popular Titles

Lexile Measures Offered for Over 100 Books

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) -  MetaMetrics®, developer of The Lexile® Framework for Reading, has partnered with Amicus® Publishing to provide Lexile® measures for over 100 of their popular titles from more than 20 different series.

Since 2010, Amicus has published children's books that are aimed at educating, inspiring, and encouraging children to explore and continue to grow. Amicus publishes library-bound books for preschool through middle school, cultivating the next generation of readers and thinkers. Amicus Publishing features three imprints: Amicus Readers, Amicus Illustrated, and Amicus High Interest.

"We are thrilled to be offering Lexile measures for many of our popular titles," said Amicus Associate Publisher Rebecca Glaser. "Lexile measures are the widely adopted standard for matching students with books. We believe adding Lexile measures to our titles will help readers find books that will support readers in their development of critical reading skills."

"We are excited to partner with Amicus Publishing as they provide Lexile measures on their titles," said MetaMetrics President and co-founder Malbert Smith III, Ph.D. "Amicus is proving to be a visionary in the educational book market, providing children books that support the Common Core and STEM; and thoughtfully inspire the minds of the future."

The Lexile Framework for Reading is a unique tool for accurately matching readers with text. The Lexile Framework evaluates reading ability and text complexity on the same developmental scale. Unlike other measurement systems, the Lexile Framework determines reading ability based on actual assessments, rather than generalized age or grade levels. 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 the more than 100 million articles, books and websites that have been measured. Lexile measures connect learners of all ages with resources at the right level of challenge and monitor their progress toward state and national proficiency standards.

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.

About Amicus
Promoting the wonder, diversity, and the challenges of the modern world, Amicus Publishing creates library-bound books for grades preK to 6 that beg to be read -- for learning, for pleasure, for raising the next generation of readers and thinkers. Amicus. Friend of education. Friend for life. Connect with Amiucs at: www.amicuspublishing.us or www.facebook.com/AmicusPublishing

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