The Scholastic Lexile Programme

           is an incentive reading

          programme for schools

Diane Ormiston
It is designed to encourage

   reading mileage –

 especially for boys
It matches readers to the

    appropriate books
It motivates students to read by


increasing their confidence
It measures students’ reading

   comprehension to gauge

   the text difficulty of books
It has been tested and trialed over

many years - 15 years, 400,000

            students
Getting Started -   The Lexile Test




It checks comprehension of a variety

of passages from books

to judge the appropr...
Students are all registered to the

     online site: cost = $4.50

       for whole time at school
Students sit a Lexile Test of

20-40 multiple choice questions.

Level of difficulty adjusts according to

 whether answer...
The test provides each student with

an individualised quot;Lexile Levelquot;

Students choose books within a range

of 50...
Students then select from an

individualised book list matched to

their level and chosen interests.
Students earn points for successful

quizzes and a cumulative record of

words read, to eventually become

           mill...
After a period of time selected by

each school, the Lexile level is

retested to assess student gains.
Success, matched interests

 and mileage promotes

     a love of reading
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  1. 1. The Scholastic Lexile Programme is an incentive reading programme for schools Diane Ormiston
  2. 2. It is designed to encourage reading mileage – especially for boys
  3. 3. It matches readers to the appropriate books
  4. 4. It motivates students to read by increasing their confidence
  5. 5. It measures students’ reading comprehension to gauge the text difficulty of books
  6. 6. It has been tested and trialed over many years - 15 years, 400,000 students
  7. 7. Getting Started - The Lexile Test It checks comprehension of a variety of passages from books to judge the appropriate level
  8. 8. Students are all registered to the online site: cost = $4.50 for whole time at school
  9. 9. Students sit a Lexile Test of 20-40 multiple choice questions. Level of difficulty adjusts according to whether answers are correct or not
  10. 10. The test provides each student with an individualised quot;Lexile Levelquot; Students choose books within a range of 50 above and below their level.
  11. 11. Students then select from an individualised book list matched to their level and chosen interests.
  12. 12. Students earn points for successful quizzes and a cumulative record of words read, to eventually become millionaires!
  13. 13. After a period of time selected by each school, the Lexile level is retested to assess student gains.
  14. 14. Success, matched interests and mileage promotes a love of reading

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