SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

April 15, 2015 09:00 ET

Top Korean Online Bookseller Provides Lexile Measures for English Books

A Growing Number of Korean Booksellers, Book Publishers and Assessment Publishers Offer Popular Reading Metric to Help English Language Learners Find Ability Appropriate Books

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, today announced Yes24.com, the largest online Korean bookseller, is providing Lexile® measures on their website, "Yes24.com (www.yes24.com)." Yes24.com has added Lexile measures for their English language titles to help English Language Learners find books at their skill level. Yes24.com also offers a search feature that allows customers to search for books by Lexile measure, as well as a list of best-selling books by Lexile range.

The Lexile Framework is a scientific way to match readers with text using a developmental scale. 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.

"We're very pleased to offer the most widely adopted reading metric to our customers. Lexile measures have defined text complexity and are the perfect tool to match English texts and readers. With this enhancement, our customers will be able to quickly find leveled English books that help them improve their reading ability," said Kim Byunghee, Director of Yes24.com.

Established in 1999, Yes24.com has become the leading bookseller in South Korea. Over ten million people have registered to use Yes24.com, and an average of 100,000 books are purchased on the site each day. By providing Lexile measures on their website, Yes24.com offers students, parents and educators the tool they need to find English reading materials that match their ability.

"We're thrilled to partner with Yes24.com in Korea," stated Malbert Smith III, Ph.D., president and co-founder of MetaMetrics. "Lexile measures help English Language Learners meet the demand for English-language proficiency. Our partnership with Yes24.com will help Lexile measures be available to a wider audience and help more of the ELL population reach their goal of being fluent in English."

In Korea, Lexile measures have become a valuable resource for students learning English. Consequently, major Korean publishers offer Lexile measures for their books including Compass Media, Darakwon, e-future, Key Publications, Language World and Samsung Publishing. More and more students are also receiving Lexile reader measures as the number of assessments that offer Lexile measures continue to grow. The assessment publishers that offer tests or reading programs that are linked to the Lexile scale include:

Recognized as the most widely used measure of English reading, Lexile measures today connect tens of millions of students to more than 100 million articles and books through extensive partnerships in government, publishing, technology and research. For more information, visit www.Lexile.com/global.

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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