SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

January 06, 2016 09:00 ET

Questar Assessment Adds Lexile Text Measures to Reading Assessment Report

Popular Text Complexity Metric Available for Recommended Reading Lists in Student Reports

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - January 06, 2016) - MetaMetrics, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, is pleased to announce its partnership with Questar Assessment, a K-12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. Through their partnership, Lexile® text measures are available for book lists in student reports for Questar Assessment's Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment system.

DRP provides diagnostic information about students' literacy strengths and weaknesses, and reports that information in the context of the College and Career Anchor Standards. DRP tests deliver an instructional interpretation on student score reports (Individual Performance Charts) to assist teachers in planning appropriate intervention or enrichment. The score reports provide individualized lists of recommended books with the DRP text complexity values together with the Lexile measures of those titles, to help evaluate the text complexity of those reading materials.

"One of our fundamental ambitions is to link assessment with instruction," said Malbert Smith III, Ph.D., president and co-founder of MetaMetrics. "I applaud Questar Assessments' commitment to educators, parents and students for reporting more than just a test score. By including text complexity measures on their student reports, they are providing the information needed to help tailor the reading experience to the student's unique abilities."

A book receives a Lexile measure when MetaMetrics analyzes the complete text using proprietary software that evaluates its various dimensions. Lexile measures range from below 0L for beginning reader text to above 2000L for more advanced text. 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.

About Questar Assessment Inc.

Questar Assessment Inc. is a K-12 assessment solutions provider focused on providing a bridge between learning and accountability. We take a fresh and innovative approach to meaningful assessment design, delivery, scoring, analysis, and reporting. And we are reimagining how assessments can empower educators by giving them the insights they need to improve instruction and fully prepare students for college or career. Our high-quality, reliable assessment products and services are easily scaled and tailored to meet the specific needs of states and districts at an unprecedented value. Educators trust our high-performing teams and reliable technology to minimize risks and ensure success for states, districts, schools, and students. Questar is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at questarai.com or 952-997-0700.

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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