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Many test publishers have partnered with MetaMetrics to provide students with Lexile measures through their standardized assessment products.

Norm-Referenced Assessments

These assessments compare a student’s score with a similar group of students who have taken a comparable assessment.

Interim/Benchmark Assessments

These assessments are typically administered multiple times throughout the year and are used to evaluate where students are in their learning progress and determine whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments. Assessments of this type are also used to guide the instructional process.

Product Descriptions

Product Descriptions for Norm-Referenced Assessments

ACT and PreACT 

  • The ACT® test is a nationally normed college entrance assessment and scores achieved are accepted by all universities in the United States and more than 200 institutions around the world.  The test is made up of four curriculum-based, multiple-choice subject tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science, and an optional 40-minute writing test that measures essay composition skills. The ACT subject tests are based on the major areas of high school and postsecondary instructional programs. A student’s performance on the tests has a direct relationship to his or her educational achievement. The meaning of that performance, as indicated by test scores, reporting categories, and skill statements based on the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards, can be readily understood and interpreted by educators and students.
  • PreACT is a multiple-choice assessment administered by educational institutions and organizations, providing students with a unique practice experience for the ACT® test. PreACT results provide valuable insights into a student’s predicted performance on the ACT and help inform important high school course decisions. PreACT reporting includes both academic and career indicators, which are designed to identify strengths and areas for improvement, providing a complete view of a student’s college and career readiness.

College Board: SAT and PSAT 

  • The SAT® is a globally recognized college admission test that’s accepted at all U.S. colleges. Millions of students take the test each year as a step on their path to college. The SAT makes it easier for students to show their best work and is the only college entrance exam that comes with free, personalized, interactive study tools from Khan Academy.
  • The PSAT™ 8/9 is the first of four tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments. It’s designed for eighth and ninth graders and establishes a baseline measurement of college and career readiness as students enter high school. The PSAT 8/9 helps identify students’ strengths and areas for them to improve.
  • The PSAT™ 10 serves as a check-in on student progress in the spring of students’ 10th-grade year. It connects students to free, personalized SAT® practice, Advanced Placement® (AP®) coursework, and millions of dollars in scholarship opportunities.
  • The PSAT/NMSQT® is the same test as the PSAT™ 10 but is given to 10th and 11th graders in the fall instead of the spring. Like the PSAT 10, it serves as a check-in on student progress and connects to free, personalized SAT® practice, Advanced Placement® (AP®) coursework, and millions of dollars in scholarship opportunities. The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
    PSAT 8/9

ERB: Comprehensive Testing Program, 4th Edition (CTP 4) is a rigorously designed series of assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics developed to help educators collect critical educational data that answers the questions of administrators, teachers, and parents about achievement. CTP 4 is not one test, but a set consisting of a series of multiple-choice and open-ended question tests administered to groups of students over the course of several days, either in the spring or the fall. CTP 4 has 10 levels; a different level is used with each grade from 1 through 11.

Lexia® RAPID™ Assessment is a universal screener for grades K-12 that helps teachers and educational leaders make decisions that promote reading success. This research-based, computer-adaptive reading and language assessment allow educators to gather predictive, norm-referenced data up to three times a year, with immediate scoring and reports. RAPID for Grades K-2 measures students’ foundational skills in the key reading and language domains of Word Recognition, Academic Language, and Reading Comprehension. RAPID for grades 3-12 measures complex knowledge, understanding and application of skills within these domains.

Pearson: Stanford 10 and Aprenda 3

  • The Stanford 10 is the latest version in the Stanford Achievement Test Series. The test is administered untimed. Areas of assessment include reading, mathematics, language, spelling, listening, science, and social studies.
  • Aprenda 3 is a Spanish-language test of academic standards. It is a norm-referenced test in Spanish that has multiple choice questions and is used to measure achievement in Reading and Math for students in bilingual classes in grades K – 12.

Riverside Publishing: The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS® and ITED® ) and Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests®, Fourth Edition

  • ITBS : The ITBS consists of 13 different tests that are administered to students in grades 3-8. The tests include: vocabulary, reading comprehension, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, language usage and expression, mathematics concepts and estimation, social studies, maps and diagrams, science, and reference materials.
  • ITED: The ITED consists of 7 different tests that are administered to students in grades 9-12. These tests include science, social studies, vocabulary, literary materials, expression, sources of information, and quantitative thinking.
  • The Gates MacGinitie Tests (GMRT®) assesses each students reading level at both the beginning and the end of the school year. Similar to the Star Reading Test, a grade equivalency score is determined on site. The main use of the Gates MacGinitie is to determine reading growth of each student after one year of instruction.

Product Descriptions for Interim/Benchmark Assessments

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.

Curriculum Associates: i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction combines a K-12 online student assessment, K-8 online and teacher-led resources to differentiate instruction, and mobile apps for purposeful practice, into one comprehensive solution. It is designed to help both students who are struggling and need remediation as well as those students who need additional academic challenges. Built for the Common Core State Standards in reading and mathematics, i-Ready has been implemented nationwide and is also a state-approved program in places like NY, CO, GA, OK, OH, VA, and UT.

DIBELS Next® is a set of measures and procedures developed by Dynamic Measurement Group, Inc., for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, and is comprised of six measures that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master to become a proficient reader. The DIBELS Next measures are brief (most take one minute to administer), and are used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. DIBELS Next was designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of basic early literacy skills, in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties. For more information, visit www.dibels.org

Rising class sizes combined with increasing awareness of ever-changing academic levels leave teachers feeling short of their most valuable resource, time. At Edmentum, we are committed to designing programs to make educators’ lives easier and ensure every student receives the tailored support they need. Exact Path utilizes adaptive assessments and targeted learning paths aligned to your goals, paced to your students’ needs, and structured to give students control over their own educational journey.

Measured Progress collaborated with the College Board® to develop eMPower Assessments™, a new interim assessment solution for grades 3–8 that gives a direct predictive connection to the SAT® Suite of Assessments. Used together, eMPower and the SAT Suite of Assessments represent a comprehensive approach to assessment that yields valid and reliable data to show growth over time toward college and career readiness.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: easyCBM® is an enhanced district assessment system designed by researchers at the University of Oregon as an integral part of an RTI (Response to Intervention) model. Distributed exclusively by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, it provides school districts, administrators, and teachers with a full suite of assessment and reporting options, offering a complete solution at every tier of the RTI process. easyCBM includes a combination of benchmarking, progress monitoring, and comprehensive reporting and is available for grades K–8.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: The Reading Inventoryis a research-based, computer-adaptive assessment for students in grades K-12. Students read a passage taken from an authentic text and then choose the option that best fills the blank in the last statement. To complete the statement, the student must respond on a literal level (recall a fact) or inferential level (determine the main idea of the passage, draw an inference from the material presented, or make a connection between sentences in the passage). The Reading Inventory does not correct students’ errors; however, it does provide them with immediate feedback in the form of a Lexile measure. The Reading Inventory provides a suggested reading list that is prescriptively based on the Lexile Framework.

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 a greater depth of knowledge. Imagine Learning also provides Lexile Measures, which allows teachers and administrators to monitor reading growth.

Istation: ISIP™ ER provides reliable data with frequent, age-appropriate measurement for students in pre-K through 3rd grade. Adjusting to each student’s ability, the interactive assessment keeps developing readers engaged while they work through fun activities. Istation measures growth in the following areas: phonemic awareness; letter knowledge; alphabetic decoding; vocabulary; spelling; comprehension; and fluency.

Istation: ISIP™ AR evaluates critical reading skills with age-appropriate content for use by students in 4th through 12th grade. While students work through the engaging, game-like format of Istation’s advanced reading assessment, results automatically generate reports that pinpoint exactly where there is room to grow.

Lexia® RAPID™ Assessment is a universal screener for grades K-12 that helps teachers and educational leaders make decisions that promote reading success. This research-based, computer-adaptive reading and language assessment allow educators to gather predictive, norm-referenced data up to three times a year, with immediate scoring and reports. RAPID for Grades K-2 measures students’ foundational skills in the key reading and language domains of Word Recognition, Academic Language, and Reading Comprehension. RAPID for grades 3-12 measures complex knowledge, understanding and application of skills within these domains.

NWEA MAP® Growth measures what students know and what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s performance, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance—whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.

aimsweb is the leading K-12 assessment, data management, and reporting system designed specifically to support Response to Intervention (RTI) and tiered instruction. The aimsweb system provides assessments of fundamental skills in math, reading, spelling, and writing that are brief (most are 1-3 minutes), valid, and highly predictive of math and reading achievement. Data received from aimsweb assessments, including Lexile measures, allow educators to effectively target instruction and monitor student growth.

Renaissance Star 360® assessments provide the achievement and growth data educators need for screening, progress monitoring, and guiding instruction in the least amount of testing time. Quick, clear data reporting simplifies educators’ processes for setting goals, monitoring progress, and identifying students in need of intervention.

Scantron®: Performance Series™ is a Web-based, standards-aligned testing system used for student placement, progress reports and performance prediction. The system offers variable levels of difficulty according to student performance. Administrators and educators can use the diagnostic data to monitor both school- and student-level progress from year to year. Lexile measures are available as an optional addition to the student and class reports.

CASE Assessments of TE21, Inc. provides benchmarks for grades kindergarten through high school. Teachers and administrators who administer CASE Assessments like the fact that our benchmark questions are designed to mirror state test questions and that CASE reports provide diagnostic data to target instruction. Lexile measures are available for select assessments in North Carolina.