On Common Core | School Library Journal
Knowing the research behind text complexity is critical to understanding the call for more complexity.
- The CCSS crafters examined college freshman textbooks and career manuals.
- These texts typically measure at a Lexile score of 1450.
- This Lexile measure was used as a benchmark for college and career readiness (CCR).
- Grade level Lexiles were then scaffolded in reverse, defining grade level Lexile expectations as stated in the Common Core Appendix A.