If you have students who are not ready for Common Core's grade-level complex text, you can use the Total Reader online reading assessment program to prepare them in four important ways.
- Help students slow down: Our leveled test passages give them a short practice session in reading carefully.
- Expand their vocabulary: After their comprehension is tested by "filling in the blanks" for selected words, they can re-read passages to review missed vocabulary, with you or on their own.
- Motivate progress: Your students will receive a Lexile measure after each passage they complete, so they can see their progress on the Common Core stretch Lexile bands for college and career readiness, from grades 3 to 12.
- Give students a varied reading experience: Your students can choose from both literary and informational content on a broad range of topics.
You can also use Total Reader to motivate students reading at more advanced levels, for example to help them stay on track for high-stakes tests.
Total Reader is a certified Lexile partner of MetaMetrics, the company that developed the Lexile framework and that worked closely with EDmin to develop Total Reader as a valid reading assessment tool using native cloze items. Learn more here.