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Spanish-speaking students are now the second-largest student population enrolled in public schools.1 El Sistema Lexile® Para Leer is a unique reading framework for Spanish readers and text. Just like The Lexile® Framework for Reading, it’s a powerful tool for measuring Spanish-speaking students’ reading abilities, personalizing learning and improving achievement.

Consider a fifth-grade teacher who’s teaching a unit on the Battle of Gettysburg. In a typical U.S. classroom, about half of those students won’t be able to read well enough to understand the content in the textbook. And a significant number of those students won’t be able to understand because their first language is Spanish.

For the Gettysburg lesson, the teacher would use each student’s Spanish Lexile measure to connect them with ability-appropriate, supplemental materials on the topic, keeping them on track to meet state performance standards while strengthening their reading skills in their native language.

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Growing Demand for Spanish Materials

We developed El Sistema Lexile because of schools’ growing demand for Spanish materials. We partner with major education and ed tech companies and publishers to incorporate Spanish Lexile measures into their products and materials. In addition, we work with state departments of education around the country to create and link their assessments to El Sistema Lexile.

1 National Center for Education Statistics. Fast Facts: English Language Learners

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