SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

February 13, 2014 09:00 ET

Qlovi and MetaMetrics Partner to Develop Literacy Skills Nationwide

Award-Winning Learning Platform Uses Lexile Leveled Texts

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2014) - MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, and Qlovi, award-winning K-12 eReading and writing platform, recently announced that Qlovi now provides Lexile measures for thousands of eBooks. Qlovi has incorporated the Lexile® Titles Database into their collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks to provide targeted reading materials to students nationwide.

Qlovi is an award-winning literacy program that uses eBooks, assessments and data to inform personalized instruction. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Qlovi offers a collection of activities matched to a variety of texts, with capabilities for personalization and differentiation through an enhanced eReader. By adding Lexile text measures to their learning platform, Qlovi can better match their readers with level-appropriate text, as Lexile measures place readers and texts on a common scale.

"As a publisher who works with reluctant and struggling readers," says Tim McHugh of Saddleback Educational Publishing, whose books are available with Qlovi, "Saddleback is thrilled to see Qlovi using the power of Lexile measures to link readers with content at appropriate reading levels." Qlovi's commitment to education has earned them the following accolades: SxSwedu LAUNCHedu 2014 Finalist, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge Winner, Echoing Green BMA Fellow and HarperCollins BookSmash Challenge winner.

"Only a quarter of high school graduates in this country achieve the reading and writing skills necessary for success in college and beyond. Qlovi is dedicated to helping teachers meet the literacy instruction needs of all kids," said Qlovi CEO, Harlyn Pacheco. "Educators and students can sign up, select from thousands of eBooks, assign lessons and observe progress. We love to watch students succeed, and fall in love with books -- those are our true moments of achievement."

"Qlovi is winning over educators across the nation with its effective, personalized learning platform. It is with proven successful tools like Qlovi that we will efficaciously implement the Common Core," said Malbert Smith III Ph.D., president and cofounder of MetaMetrics. "We are thrilled that Lexile measures have been incorporated into an innovative product dedicated to building meaningful literacy experiences."

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. 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 librarians, teachers 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.

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 Qlovi
Qlovi is a personalized eReading and writing platform for K-12 classrooms dedicated to building meaningful literacy experiences. By offering thousands of high-interest, diversity-rich collections of fiction and nonfiction leveled texts sortable by genre, theme, CCSS Grade Range, Lexile Range, and the Qlovi Grade Range, Qlovi's literacy tools and platform help educators fulfill Common Core State Standards and track growth. Qlovi promises to be your ally in fostering literacy growth and success for every student in your classrooms and schools. Visit www.qlovi.com to sign up for a free account.

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