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Resources for the Lexile Framework for Reading

Lexile Overview Video: This six-minute animated video on the basic concepts and uses of the Lexile Framework for Reading is the perfect resource for educators and parents who are new to Lexile measures.


Fact Sheets: Informational resources are available for parents, educators, and librarians/media specialists.


FAQs: Answers to commonly asked questions about Lexile measures.


Lexile Measures and Grade Levels: Chart showing the typical range of readers and texts by grade level.


Lexile Measures at School: Classroom ideas and applications to help educators differentiate instruction for all readers in various situations.


Policy Briefs: These policy briefs encompass research on a variety of educational issues, such as closing the achievement gap, next-generation assessments, and college-and career-readiness. The policy briefs explore potential ways to address these critical issues by focusing on education as the foundation of student success and the stepping stone to social and economic growth in our country.


White Papers: White papers are offered on many educational topics.


Research Briefs: Research briefs encompass studies and findings on a variety of educational issues, such as personalized learning platforms, text complexity, and college- and career-readiness.


Case Studies: A variety of case studies are provided concerning subjects like improving reading achievement and motivation, summer reading, and writing.


 Lexile Webinars: These free Lexile webinars are offered on a monthly basis.


Lexile Tools

“Find a Book, Kansas”: This book-search tool (www.lexile.com/fab/kansas) enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on a Lexile range and personal interests and to check the availability of books at the local library.

“Find a Book, Kansas” resources available for download include:
“Find a Book, Kansas” Instructional Flyer
FAQs for Librarians
FAQs for Parents

Lexile Book Titles Database: The database is comprised of over 130,000 literary and informational titles with Lexile measures. The database is offered free of charge to educators.

Lexile Analyzer: This tool enables registered Lexile.com users to analyze text and generate a Lexile measure. This tool is free for educators.

Lexile Multiple Measures: Information to help when dealing with two different Lexile measures for a single reader.

Lexile Map: The Lexile map provides a graphic representation of literary and informational texts matched to appropriate levels of reading ability. An 8.5x11 version and an 11x17 version of the Lexile map are available for download.

Lexile Codes: Lexile codes provide more information about developmental appropriateness, reading difficulty, and common or intended usage of books.

Lexile by Chapter Guides: Explore the text complexity within a book by providing Lexile measures for every chapter in the text. Each guide includes a graph and table displaying the Lexile information to help educators, parents, and students better understand where the peaks and valleys of complexity reside within a text. 

Summer Reading

See how Lexile measures are used in Read Kansas Read, our summer reading initiative.

Library, Media and Technology
Program Consultant

Jackie Lakin
(785) 296-2144

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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