SOURCE: MetaMetrics

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February 19, 2015 09:00 ET

TE21 Partners With MetaMetrics to Add Lexile Measures to NC Assessments

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2015) - TE21, Inc., publisher of CASE Assessments, a District Administration Top 100 product, announced today it is partnering with MetaMetrics, the developer of the Lexile® Framework for Reading, to provide Lexile® measures for selected assessments in North Carolina.

The Lexile Framework is a scientific way to match readers with text using the same scale. Recognized as the standard for matching readers with texts, Lexile measures connect learners of all ages with resources at the right level of challenge. Lexile measures also provide a clear way to monitor progress toward college and career readiness.

TE21 president Carl Harris, a veteran superintendent and former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, praised the addition of Lexile measures to the English Language Arts benchmark assessments for North Carolina. "School and district administrators value the rich data they receive from TE21 following testing. Providing the Lexile information adds another component that teachers can use to help students prepare for state testing."

Harris has long been a supporter of MetaMetrics' Lexile Framework. Harris said, "As a superintendent, I recognized the importance of matching reading levels with a student's ability in order to boost reading skills and challenge students to achieve at higher levels. We are thrilled to add this component to CASE Assessments."

A number of N.C. school districts, including Wake County Schools, the largest district in the state, administer TE21's CASE Assessments. The assessments feature rigorous items that are aligned to Common Core standards in a format that mirrors state tests. Students in Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and other states also take these assessments.

"As a native North Carolinian, I take pride in partnering with another education company from our state," said Malbert Smith, Ph.D., president and cofounder of MetaMetrics. "This collaboration will impact thousands of students across our great state. Incorporating Lexile measures in the award winning CASE Assessments will further help personalize student instruction by providing the information students, educators and parents need to find materials that match the student's reading abilities."

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 TE21, Inc.
TE21, Inc. is an education company that provides assessment, intervention, professional development, and education improvement services to K-12 schools. District Administration magazine recognized TE21's CASE Assessments as one of its Top 100 product award winners for 2014. The assessments also were named Assessments Solutions category winner of the EdTech Digest Cool Tool award. TE21's SCORE21 formative assessment builder earned the eSchool News Readers' Choice award, for the second year in 2014. SCORE21 is powered by BUILDMYTEST™ from EDTECHSYSTEMS.COM. TE21 was named to the Inc. 500|5000 fastest-growing private companies list in August for the second time. For more details, visit www.te21.com.

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