Interpreting Students’ Lexile Scores
To interpret students’ Lexiles, Achieve3000 recommends using the College and Career Readiness chart, attached below, to determine whether students are on track for college and career. Follow these steps:
- Find the student’s nominal grade in the column titled ‘Grade.’ For a fifth grade student, find the number 5.
- Following the row corresponding to the student’s grade, find the range in the next four columns that includes the student’s Lexile. For a fifth grade student with a Lexile of 800, the correct column would be the ‘Approaches’ column.
- Determine if the student is on track for college and career. A fifth grade student with a Lexile of 800 is not on track for college and career readiness but is approaching being on track.