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How is reading ability measured using Lexile ranges?

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A student's Lexile measure is evaluated using a reading test or program, according to the Lexile website. A higher number indicates a higher reading ability, and a letter "L" is added to the end of the numerical score.

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Lexile measures range from less than 200L for emergent readers to greater than 1600L for advanced readers. Readers who score 0L or below are categorized as beginning readers, and a BR code followed by a Lexile measure indicates that the reader is the stated Lexile score below zero Lexile. For BR-coded Lexile measures, a lower number represents higher reading ability, according to the Lexile website.

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