SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

December 10, 2014 09:00 ET

The Lexile Titles Database Now Includes More Than 200,000 Works

New Record Set for Largest Number of Works Measured by Any Leveling System

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, is pleased to announce that Lexile® measures for over 200,000 works are now available in their Lexile Titles Database. The Lexile Titles Database contains Lexile measures for informational and literary works from over 300 publishers. There are separate databases for the English Titles Database and Spanish Titles Database, both of which are popularly integrated worldwide into products and services. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, Renaissance Learning and Scholastic and are among the nearly 50 educational partners that license the Lexile Titles Database.

Library catalog automation companies, online booksellers, publishers and distributors, social networking catalog websites and leaders in educational technology license the Lexile Titles Database to seamlessly incorporate Lexile measures into their products and services. The database provides the ability to populate book data, library records, websites and catalogs with Lexile measures for specific titles. Hundreds of educators, librarians and researchers access the database free of charge. Educators and librarians use the database to add Lexile measures to the titles in their school libraries and classroom collections while researchers use it for their work in the text complexity space.

Educators, librarian, parents and students can use "Find a Book" to search for titles in the Lexile Titles Database. "Find a Book" is a tool that matches readers with high-interest, ability appropriate texts. "Find a Book" helps educators, librarians, parents and students build custom reading lists based on Lexile range (reading ability) and favorite topics. Users can also use the tool to check the availability of specific titles at their local library.

"The power of integrating the Lexile Titles Database is its ability to make products and services more dynamic," stated Malbert Smith, Ph.D., President and cofounder of MetaMetrics. "Lexile measures are actionable and provide the ability to match readers with targeted text. We applaud the educational companies that help connect readers to ability appropriate books through their use of Lexile measures. We are also appreciative of the publishers that helped us achieve this new milestone by continuing to select Lexile measures as their text complexity standard and submitting new titles for Lexile measurement every day."

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 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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