Lexile Case Studies of State Partnerships
We partner with state departments of education and school districts all over the country to create materials and assessments, help them better serve families and improve workflow.
See How These State Departments of Education Are Using Lexile Measures
Here’s how several DoEs have used The Lexile® Framework for Reading to raise awareness and improve the literacy skills of students in their states.
Lexile Measures Help Kentucky Fight Summer Reading Slide
For most students, the summer months are a time of freedom and fun after a rigorous school year. However, it’s a well known phenomenon that students experience “summer slide” or “summer loss” when they don’t engage in educational activities during their break. Research shows this gap is even more pronounced between low-income children and their more affluent peers.
In response, the Council of Chief State School Officers partnered with MetaMetrics® to coordinate a national state-led summer reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement during summer break. This past May, Kentucky joined the “Chief’s Summer Reading Challenge” by developing their “Find a Book, Kentucky” program to raise awareness of the summer loss epidemic, share compelling research on the importance of personalized reading activities and provide access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading and the initiative as a whole.
Just Read, Florida
To help parents play a stronger role in student summer reading plans, MetaMetrics partnered with the Florida Department of Education’s Summer Reading Adventure program. Parents learned how to use their students’ Lexile® measures to match them with summer reading materials which they could find via our online free book search, “Find a Book.” The state then expanded the program to run all year long and continues to work with us on programs that promote the school/home literacy connection.
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