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Document Number: 10685

Bridging the Readiness Gap: Demystifiying Required Reading Levels for Postsecondary Pursuits - Defining "ready" as the ability to read and comprehend complex texts, the author argues that careful attention be paid to text complexity over the P-20 continuum. That involves quantifying text difficulty by Lexile, and classifying students by their Lexile scores. He offers a nifty chart by grades with goal Lexile scores before and after the Common Core State Standards. (Malbert Smith III, MetaMetrics, March 2013)...

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