Pursuing Leading Lexile Scores

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Research Project



Secondary Education

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The purpose of this research is to measure the effectiveness of daily reading question and answer practice on twelfth graders' Scholastic Reading Intervention Lexile Scores. Students took a pre-test that measured their lexile scores (measurement chart attached). Lexile scores measure student reading comprehension levels on a scale that matches passage reading level difficulty with student accuracy, creating a scores that indicates his or her reading ability on a grade scale. On a daily basis, for five weeks, students were given reading passages from a number of sources (varying from SAT practice passages to basic new stories). The passages ranged in lexile levels, so the students received practice in various levels. Following the five weeks, students too another assessment, following which scores were compared to the pre-test scores.

Biographical Sketch

I am a senior English & Secondary Education major from New Lenox, IL. I am student teaching at a large public school in Northwest Indiana. Upon graduation, I hope to teach English at any grade level 7-12; however I am currently working with twelfth grade students. Upon the start of my student teaching, I was surprised by how my students struggled with reading and comprehension, so I was inspired to try to help those students improve before they graduate and move on.

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