SOURCE: MetaMetrics


August 06, 2012 09:46 ET

More Publishers Partner With MetaMetrics to Provide Lexile Measures

Popular Reading Metric Helps Individuals Pick the Right Books for Improving Reading Skills

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - MetaMetrics®, developer of The Lexile® Framework for Reading, announced today that the following publishers signed on to provide Lexile® measures for their books in the second quarter of 2012. Lexile measures offer valuable information about a book's text complexity that helps readers select fiction and nonfiction titles based on their unique reading ability and goals.

Among the nine publishers that signed on to provide Lexile measures for their titles, MetaMetrics welcomed aboard a new international and Spanish publisher. e-future, based in Korea, will be offering Lexile measures for their titles, as well as, Editorial Progreso, a children's Spanish books publisher. In addition to establishing new publishing partnerships, the organization measured over 4,900 tradebooks, 20 textbooks, 3,200 selections, and 1,300 leveled readers in the second quarter of 2012.

A book receives a Lexile measure when MetaMetrics analyzes the complete text using propriety software that evaluates its various dimensions. Lexile measures evaluate how complex a text will likely be for a reader to comprehend so that the reader can be matched with texts that best complement his or her unique ability level and reading goals. Lexile measures range from below 200L, for beginning-reader text, to above 1600L, for more advanced text.

"We applaud our new publishing partners for understanding and appreciating the unique value that Lexile measures offer in evaluating text complexity, especially in light of the Common Core," said MetaMetrics President and co-founder Malbert Smith III, Ph.D. "As schools begin to implement the new standards, it's important that educators and families understand postsecondary reading demands so that they can help students prepare for success in college and careers."

Books that have been assigned Lexile measures are available on MetaMetrics' free "Find a Book" search utility. "Find a Book" lets readers build custom book lists and locate their selections at the public library. With more than 130,000 fiction and nonfiction titles and over 200 publishers, "Find a Book" enables educators and families to utilize the Lexile Framework and match readers with appropriate text.

The Lexile Framework is a unique tool for accurately matching readers with text. Unlike other measurement systems, the Lexile Framework evaluates reading ability and growth based on actual assessment results, rather than generalized age or grade levels. Lexile measures help teachers, librarians and parents find books, articles and other resources within a reader's recommended Lexile range: 100L below to 50L above his or her Lexile measure. Reading materials within this optimal Lexile range will challenge the individual's reading ability, while still maintaining interest and learning.

Recognized globally as the most widely used reading metric, tens of millions of Lexile measures are reported annually from reading assessments and programs. For more information, visit

For more information on the Lexile text measurement process, contact Emily Weller, Strategic Partnerships Manager, at or 919-547-3452.

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:

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