• Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who need additional support in reading will be using the System 44 and Read 180 programs. System 44 is a phonics focused foundation program and is needed before Read 180.  Students are tested to see which program they fit in to.


    Testing Dates:
    The Reading Inventory (RI) provides a student with a Lexile.  The Lexile is a measure of what level of books a child can read.  This is tested 3 times a year for placement and growth.
    The Phonics Inventory (PI) determines the decoding level a child is at. This is tested 3 times a year for placement and growth.
    ***Children with Lexile scores below a 600L will be given the PI to determine what type of decoder they are. 
    RI initial and PI initial/entry test:  Beginning of each year in August.
    2nd RI test and PI test: Middle of December
    3rd RI test and PI test: Middle of May
    What is a Lexile?
    Lexile measures a book's text difficulty. Lexile measures are based on how difficult a text is to comprehend, the word frequency and sentence length. 
    6th-grade Year-end Proficiency is a Lexile of 925-1070L
    7th-grade Year-end Proficiency is a Lexile of 970-1120L
    8th-grade Year-end Proficiency is a Lexile of 1010-1185L
    How to pick a book using the Lexile?
    The Lexile measure is a good starting point in your book-selection process, but you should always consider these other factors when deciding about which book to choose.
    • Content of the book
    • Age of the student
    • Interests of the student
    • The design of the book
    A book in a child's Lexile range doesn't mean the child will want to read the book.  Make sure you start with the Lexile and then include the other factors listed above.
    How does this all help my child?
    When a child's Lexile is known, then teachers and parents can match the texts that will maximize learning and growth for the child. 
    If students are absent please have them spend 20 to 30 minutes a day using their program software 
    Homework is to read for 20-30 minutes every night.
    The time spent is critical...no more or no less.