SOURCE: MetaMetrics, Inc.

MetaMetrics, Inc.

April 02, 2013 10:46 ET

MetaMetrics Partners With Lincoln Library Press to Provide Lexile Measures for Sports Champions Series

Popular Reading Metric Added to Athlete Biographies

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2013) - MetaMetrics®, developer of The Lexile® Framework for Reading, has partnered with Lincoln Library Press to provide Lexile® measures for the Lincoln Library of Sports Champions, which includes over 700 champion profiles and represents over 50 sports.

When Lincoln Library of Sports Champions was first published in 1973, the goal was to produce a series of biographies that would be accessible to students of all reading levels. One of the editors was particularly motivated, having been a struggling reader as a young student and later, a football star. In 2013, the ninth edition of the popular series included historic and popular current champions, such as Tim Tebow, Gabby Douglas, Drew Brees, and Missy Franklin. The athlete profiles support Common Core State Standards by encouraging the reading of informational texts. Lexile measures for the 300 profiles included in the 14 volumes of Lincoln Library of Sports Champions range from 820L to 1210L.

"Through engaging texts such as Sports Champions, Lincoln Library Press captures the minds of readers, making for a fun experience and encouraging students to read more," said Malbert Smith III, Ph.D., president and co-founder of MetaMetrics. "By providing Lexile Measures for these texts, students can now engage in targeted reading and become more proficient readers."

Lincoln Library Press provides online access to their content with colorful action photographs and clear statistical tables, making Sports Champions -- in print or online -- engaging for their readers. Clean and simple screen designs with few distracting features help maintain a reader's attention. Lincoln Library Press's mission to empower readers is supported by the addition of Lexile measures.

"Lexile measures are the standard for matching readers with texts," Tim Gall, editor and principal of Lincoln Library Press. "Students will now be able to select readings tailored to their reading ability within our rich database of biographies. Research has shown that engaging in this type of reading practice will help the reader grow in his or her abilities."

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:

About Lincoln Library Press
The Lincoln Library Press produces print and online resources that students love to use. Lincoln Library titles have found a place in the collections of school, public, and home libraries since 1924, when the first edition of Lincoln Library of Essential Information established the award-winning imprint. Since 2009, Lincoln Library print titles have been available online, through FactCite: Lincoln Library Online. With seven engaging databases, FactCite meets the research needs of students and public library patrons. Lincoln Library Press is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit The Lincoln Library Press at

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Elizabeth Lattanzio
    Email Contact