Lexile Measures and Badanamu Story Time:

What’s a Lexile Measure and Why is it Important?

Badanamu Story Time rates all its text by using something called a Lexile measure. A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about a child’s reading ability and the difficulty of text. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an “L” after it, for example 150L. Most importantly, Lexile measures help parents and teachers know how their child is growing in ability level. As an example, take a look at the education information for Badanamu Story Time Level 1.

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 3.20.44 PM As you can see, BST  Level 1 has a Lexile rating beginning with BR (or beginner) progressing to 200L. Metametrics, the company behind Lexile, explains why this is important information to have.

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“The idea behind The Lexile Framework for Reading is simple: if we know how well a student can read and how hard a specific book is to comprehend, we can predict how well that student will likely understand the book. For example, if a reader has a Lexile measure of 600L (600 Lexile), the reader will be forecasted to comprehend approximately 75% of a book with the same Lexile measure (600L).”

In terms of Badanamu Story Time, it means that a child who has little or no experience with reading English can complete level 1 and as a result potentially read other books within +/- 50 of 200L. Knowing your child’s Lexile level opens up all kinds of options for him or her to explore reading in a context that will continue to build their confidence.

 

For a video explanation of how Lexile levels can help you monitor your child’s success, watch the video below.