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These instructional programs and tools utilize the Lexile Framework for Reading to help students improve their reading and writing skills.

Achieve3000 Literacy is the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving over two million students worldwide. For nearly 15 years, the company has been reaching students at their individual reading levels to deliver significant learning gains, with many making double to triple the expected gains in a single school year. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s solutions – Smarty Ants® (for grades PreK-1), KidBiz3000® (for grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000® (for grades 6-8), Empower3000® (for grades 9-12), Spark3000® (for adult learners), and eScience3000® (for grades 6-8) – support core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learner, and special education instructional models as well as 21st-century education initiatives. From learning how to read to workforce readiness, Achieve3000 empowers all learners to develop the college and career literacy skills needed for academic, professional, and personal success.

Altis Reach (grades 4-10) delivers research-based reading intervention instruction in phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an adaptive online solution. The first time a student begins using Altis Reach, the MetaMetrics Lexile® Initial Placement Assessment determines a student’s current reading comprehension ability. The Lexile score places the student into a level that is both challenging and achievable to ensure early success, a critical first step that builds confidence in struggling adolescent readers. Every six weeks a formative Level Assessment is automatically administered to each student, while automatic performance reports alert teachers and caregivers about student progress. Discover how this personalized intervention program uses a powerful instructional model, engaging cross-curricular content, and game-like practice to reach your struggling readers at

mCLASS:DIBELS Next: Imagine instantly using assessment data to make critical decisions about everything from instruction to professional development, no guesswork required. mCLASS:DIBELS Next, the only licensed, mobile version of the research-based DIBELS Next assessment, provides instant reporting and analysis to support decision-making at every level. Gain immediate insight into student performance and instant connections to activities that target students’ individual needs right on the mobile device.

Beable Life-Ready Literacy: As literacy grows ever more essential to students’ success throughout their lives, it’s time to re-imagine literacy instruction. It’s time to ensure that all kids graduate with the skills they need – regardless of their starting points. It’s time to understand the multiple dimensions of the whole child – and use a multi-dimensional approach to meet those needs. It’s time to motivate and elevate kids by helping them see how literacy connects with what’s possible in the workplace and the world. It’s time for Beable, the Life-Ready Literacy Company launched by the founders of Achieve3000® where they pioneered and empowered online differentiated learning over the past two decades.

Beginning with middle school and high school – and then ultimately for all learners preK-20 – Beable provides a groundbreaking Life-Ready Literacy System. Powered by the proprietary BeableIQ data and automation engine, Beable accelerates literacy growth, combining it with grade-level content acquisition, ACT/SAT prep and career exposure. Most important of all, Beable provides an individualized path for each and every student based on their academic and career goals – with lifelong success the end destination.

EDmin: Total Reader (TR) is a tool for measuring and improving a student’s reading levels from grades 3-12. This application is web-based and requires no software installation on a school server or local computer. Students choose and read age-appropriate Lexiled passages, each with a series of omitted words, called cloze items. For each omitted word (which is representative of the text’s overall Lexile measure), the student sees four possible substitutions; by clicking a word, the student fills in the text and can continue reading. The cloze item is presented within the context and flow of the reading passage; the student need not stop or move back and forth between a separate answer page and the passage. The reading passages and their associated cloze items are referred to as testlets. After a student completes an initial set of testlets (the equivalent of 40 cloze items), Total Reader produces a Lexile measure. All subsequent testlets completed will monitor the student’s Lexile measure and report the new measure when change occurs. This way, Total Reader continually generates updated Lexile measures and students are always aware of their reading range. The system records and represents progress in a series of reports.

EPS: Making Connections® is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive comprehension program that teaches students strategies to build their comprehension. The program employs a scaffolded instructional plan that supports students by modeling, guiding, and then coaching students to independence. Fiction and nonfiction texts are tied to content-area topics to prepare students to analyze and interpret diverse materials across content-areas.

Hampton-Brown: The Edge and Inside are both instructional programs. “Edge™,” is a core reading/language arts program designed for high school students who have not mastered essential reading, writing and language skills and are typically reading two or more years below grade level. “Insider” is a core reading/language arts program designed for middle school students. This program is designed to build the language and literacy skills that middle school students need to pass exit exams and need to graduate from high school.

HMH publishes comprehensive reading intervention programs for students in grades 3-12. READ 180 is a comprehensive reading intervention program proven to meet the needs of struggling readers in grades 3-12. The program directly addresses individual needs through differentiated instruction; adaptive and instructional software; high-interest literature and nonfiction; and direct instruction in reading, writing and vocabulary skills.

System 44 Next Generation is a breakthrough foundational reading program for the most challenged readers. The program includes state-of-the-art adaptive reading technology that delivers direct, explicit, research-based instruction, as well as engaging, high-interest print materials for student practice in reading, writing and spelling.

Both reading intervention programs rely on the screening, placement and progress-monitoring features of The Reading Inventory, a computer-adaptive assessment created with MetaMetrics that provides a Lexile measure and immediate positive feedback for students engaged in the assessment. HMH also publishes many notable supplemental reading programs based on the Lexile Framework, including Reading Counts!, a software program that helps teachers track students’ independent reading progress. Supported by The Reading Inventory, these programs measure and report students’ growth in Lexile measures. A fully independent assessment, The Reading Inventory also can be used outside HMH curriculum programs to match students with text and to monitor reading development on the individual, classroom, school and district level.

Journeys Common Core is a rigorous core reading program created to help students successfully meet the Common Core State Standards. With teacher and student resources available in print, online, and through mobile applications, Journeys Common Core provides the tools needed to plan and assess effectively as well as teach and engage your students. Like the Common Core State Standards themselves, Journeys Common Core reflects an integrated model of literacy. Instruction and application in the four strands—Reading (including Foundational Skills), Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language—are linked to the complex texts and topics with which students engage.

Imagine Learning® provides research-based literacy instruction to elementary students of all reading levels, including students with unique needs. Initial and ongoing assessments establish personalized learning pathways that provide rigor in a safe learning environment. Students interact with over 4,100 engaging activities that build foundational skills and greater depth of knowledge. Imagine Learning also provides Lexile Measures, which allows teachers and administrators to monitor reading growth.

Istation is a leading provider of interactive computer-adaptive assessments and differentiated computer-delivered interventions. Istation’s award-winning educational technology system, Istation Reading, reports Lexile reader measures correlated with student scores from Istation’s computer-adaptive assessments, known as ISIP™ (Istation’s Indicators of Progress), for grades 1 through 8. Istation Reading also aligns its interactive online books and passages to Lexile text measures.

LightSail is the adaptive reading platform that accelerates literacy development and fosters a love of reading for students in grades K-12.  LightSail students get access to personalized libraries filled with thousands of engaging, just-right texts to choose from. Our award-winning solution embeds in-text assessments that motivate students to increase the volume of their reading along with the difficulty of the texts they choose. LightSail teachers get real-time access to meaningful data about student reading behavior, comprehension, and growth so they can provide the necessary guidance to enhance learning and encourage a love of reading.

SRA FLEX Literacy™ is a comprehensive Reading and Language Arts Intervention System for struggling readers, Grades 3 and above in Tier 2, 3, or 4. SRA FLEX Literacy™ is built on a research-based instructional model to reach students of various reading levels, as low as Beginning Reading. Students are engaged as never before through high-interest interactive tools, technology, and rich text selections. Teachers are empowered to tailor instruction through ongoing assessment that provides true differentiated instruction. Administrators are equipped with the tools they need for critical decision making.

myON® partnered with MetaMetrics to build the myON assessment engine that enables student reading ability to be reported as a Lexile measure. Lexile measures in myON reader support differentiated instruction by allowing teachers to assign books and other materials targeted to students’ unique ability levels that will provide the right amount of challenge to promote reading growth. They also help students take more responsibility for their reading progress—from the initial placement test to the subsequent benchmark quizzes—by encouraging independent reading and allowing them to track their growth through a trajectory report that can also be accessed by teachers and parents.

Pearson/Longman/Prentice Hall: MyReadingLab is a program specifically created for developmental reading college students. It is an online application that combines diagnostics, practice exercises, tests and powerful assessment to help improve student reading skills and reading level. The Lexile system in MyReadingLab diagnoses a student’s reading ability over time. Based on a carefully developed diagnostic, students are assigned an initial Lexile measure. Then, using a combination of “cloze” questions and combined skills exercises, MyReadingLab tests students’ reading comprehension. As students read additional selections and take additional diagnostic tests, their scores are incrementally adjusted based not only on their scores on the specific diagnostic test but also by their history in the Lexile system. This approach allows students to increase their Lexile measure and monitor their progress over time. Instructors can manage their students’ reading comprehension and encourage their progress.

Reading Horizons Discovery™ Software prepares beginning and struggling readers in grades K–3 with a solid foundation in reading. Interactive lessons instruct students in a research-based methodology for decoding words of any length. These lessons are combined with engaging activities that build vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. To monitor student progress a series of assessments are used throughout instruction—including the Lexile® Assessment. The Lexile® Assessment is used to monitor progress and validate student gains over the course of instruction. All student data is compiled in the Administration System for teachers to review. Teachers are alerted when students are struggling with a skill or lesson so that teachers can quickly intervene with targeted instruction—this way you can assure each student is developing the skills they need to become a successful reader.

Reading Horizons® Elevate™: Older students can easily and independently learn to read with the Reading Horizons Elevate software. The software is beneficial for struggling students because it delivers the instruction they need in a non-threatening, age-appropriate way. By learning apart from their peers and teacher, students aren’t embarrassed by their poor reading skills, making them less resistant to instruction and more open to learning.

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® empowers educators with Learnalytics® to make differentiating independent and close reading practice effortless. Students are engaged in self-selected authentic literature and high-interest nonfiction articles. Short comprehension quizzes and built-in close reading practice activities combined with feedback keep students accountable for their learning leading to growth.

Scholastic provides educators the power of purposeful, personalized blended learning that helps transform the way they approach and inform instruction at school and with families at home. With Scholastic Literacy Pro ®, educators have an independent reading management tool, and students have a blended resource that recommends books by their interests, allows them to find books by their level, and track their online and offline reading. Within Literacy Pro, is the newest Lexile assessment, Scholastic Reading Measure provides students with a valid and reliable Lexile measure.

Voyager Sopris Learning™LANGUAGE! ® Live is a comprehensive, blended literacy solution that combines foundational and advanced learning skills with digital and teacher-led intervention to significantly improve reading and writing skills for adolescent students who are reading two or more years below grade level.

Passport Reading Journeys™ is an engaging reading intervention system for middle and high school students reading below grade level. As a research-based reading intervention solution, the program focuses on engaging and motivating students with age-appropriate instruction and content that includes real-world, relevant, captivating Expedition themes, text, and technology components that support and enhance instruction.

LANGUAGE!® Fourth Edition is an intensive, comprehensive literacy curriculum for students in grades 4-12 who are substantially below grade level expectations. With an explicit, systematic approach that is proven to accelerate the growth of struggling readers and nonreaders, LANGUAGE! integrates instruction in foundational skills, writing, vocabulary, fluency, grammar, comprehension, and spoken English.