We took our second STAR Reading test on Monday, December 11. Please ask your child to share his or her information that we discussed in class about the score. Given three times per year, this assessment provides valuable information about what a student understands well and what that student may need to improve in fiction and nonfiction reading. The score is given as a Lexile number. Students should choose independent books considering both their interest areas AND Lexile range.
A Lexile is a measure about either a student’s reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile. When a Lexile text measure matches a Lexile reader measure, this is called a "targeted" reading experience. The reader will likely encounter some level of difficulty with the text, but not enough to get frustrated. This is the best way to grow as a reader—with text that's not too hard but not too easy. When you receive a Lexile measure, try not to focus on the exact number. Instead, consider your Lexile range which is 100 below to 50 above your actual score.