BrightFish Learning Becomes Certified Lexile® Partner
Struggling readers build proficiency using grade-level content
DURHAM, NC – (June 15, 2017) – BrightFish Learning today announced it will be providing certified Lexile® measures for their content. BrightFish Reading® employs a unique deconstruction process that lets struggling readers use on-level text to build fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills. Aligning BrightFish content to The Lexile® Framework for Reading provides educators with the industry standard measure for text complexity and reading progress.
“Struggling readers need to work with grade-appropriate, connected text to engage in reading and improve their skills,” says Chris Donnelly, President of BrightFish Learning. “The Certified Lexile measures give school districts the assurance that our content supports the scientifically researched practices they are already using in their instruction.”
MetaMetrics, the developer of the Lexile Framework, and BrightFish Learning share a common focus on bringing more opportunities for learning to all students. “Lexile measures are used worldwide to connect learners with resources at the right level of challenge,” says Malbert Smith, Ph.D., CEO, president and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “We’re excited to be part of the BrightFish methodology, which makes grade-level content more accessible to the reader.”
The Lexile Framework is a scientific way to match readers with text using the same scale. Recognized as the most widely used reading measure, Lexile measures help readers improve literacy skills by selecting materials that match their unique reading levels.
BrightFish Reading is a research-based, online reading intervention program for grades 2-10, available as a subscription license on a per-student basis or as a site license.
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.
About BrightFish Learning
Based in Chicago and Ottawa, BrightFish Learning LLC is an international company focused on creating innovative instructional and assessment tools that help educators and students achieve learning goals. Our flagship product, BrightFish Reading®, enables struggling readers to practice grade-level reading on any device while building fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills aligned to standards. Affordable licensing options, flexible implementation and comprehensive teacher support make BrightFish solutions easy to adopt for a few students to thousands district-wide. www.brightfishlearning.com