SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

August 25, 2015 09:00 ET

MetaMetrics Partners With Weigl Publishers Inc. to Provide Lexile Measures for Books

Media Enhanced Educational Books Receive Popular Text Complexity Metric

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - August 25, 2015) - MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, is pleased to announce its partnership with Weigl Publishers Inc. Weigl Publishers Inc. creates top quality educational materials and now provides Lexile measures for titles from their AVmedia enhanced product line.

"We are delighted to partner with Weigl Publishers," stated Malbert Smith, Ph.D., president and cofounder of MetaMetrics. "It's exciting to see our metric used in a media rich resource like AV² by Weigl which enhances the reading experience by providing digital scaffolds. The addition of Lexile measures in the AV2 by Weigl line aligns with Weigl Publishers' goal of fostering a love of reading. By offering Lexile measures for their materials, students can access leveled books that match their unique abilities and help them engage and comprehend the text."

Lexile measures have been assigned to titles from the AV2 by Weigl product line for use in K-8 schools and libraries across the U.S. AV2 by Weigl is a line of media enhanced books that have audio visual and added value multimedia components. The media enhanced books have a unique book code on page 2 of every title, which unlocks interactive online content, such as videos, quizzes, activities, slideshows, and more. All AV2 books also feature trusted and reliable content, based on National Standards and Core Curriculum State Standards. Underscoring the ever-increasing need for digital literacy, AV2 by Weigl helps bridge the gap between print and digital media.

"Weigl Publishers Inc. has been dedicated to the school and library market for 15 years," said Linda Weigl, President and Publisher of Weigl Publishers Inc. "As education standards increasingly focus on text complexity and digital learning, we are pleased to provide Lexile measures for our collection of media enhanced books. These measures provide significant value in helping students with the text selection process."

Lexile measures place readers and texts on a common scale, matching students with appropriately challenging reading materials. Recognized as the standard for individually matching readers with texts, tens of millions of students worldwide receive Lexile measures to help them choose targeted readings from more than 100 million articles, books and websites that have been measured. Lexile measures provide a framework for monitoring student progress toward college and career readiness.

About Weigl Publishers Inc.

Headquartered in New York, Weigl Publishers Inc. was established in 2000 to produce high quality supplementary materials for the school and library markets. The AVprogram launched in 2010 with only 53 titles and has grown to include an impressive 500 titles per year today. Weigl publishes media enhanced books though their well-known line of AV2 titles, including non-fiction AVBooks, AV2 Animated Storytime, AV2 Fiction Readalongs, AVSpanish, and AV2 Audio Chapter Books. To learn more about AV2, visit av2books.com, or contact warren@weigl.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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