• EBMA Webinar: Better Match Beginning Readers to Texts with the new Lexile Enhancements

EBMA Webinar: Better Match Beginning Readers to Texts with the new Lexile Enhancements

  • 26 Jul 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Webinar


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Better Match Beginning Readers to Texts with the new Lexile Enhancements

Finding the most appropriate books for beginning readers just got easier.

   July 26, 2017
12:00 PM EST 

Presented by:
Malbert Smith, Emily Weller 
and Joe Sipper from Lexile

Lexile measures are widely adopted and are viewed as the universal metric for measuring text complexity. Over the past few years, MetaMetrics® (developer of The Lexile® Framework for Reading) has conducted a series of research studies in order to better understand the characteristics of books and content used in K-2 classrooms. Thanks to this extensive research, Lexile measures are now more precise for content read in K-2 classrooms. 

Join MetaMetrics' Dr. Malbert Smith III, Joe Sipper and Emily Weller, to learn:

  • Why research studies were conducted to examine text complexity in the early grades
  • How the newly identified, nine-variable model provides more precise measures for content used in K-2 classrooms
  • About early-reading indicators that help determine what text features present more or less of a challenge for a reader
  • How publishers and wholesalers can access and implement the more precise Lexile measures
  • About new Lexile tools and offerings for publishers and wholesalers
  • How Lexile measures can enhance your products and help you reach more customers
About the Presenters

Malbert Smith, Ph.D., CEO, President and Co-Founder of MetaMetrics. Recognized nationally and internationally as one of the major thought leaders in educational innovation and reform, Dr. Smith serves as an advisor to a number of educational publishers, is on the board of several educational non-profits, and is a keynote speaker for numerous educational conferences.

Emily Weller, Measurement Services Manager at MetaMetrics. Emily develops and manages business relationships for Lexile and Quantile® resource measurement and the licensing of our Lexile and Quantile resources. You can find her at many of the school, library and publishing related conferences throughout the year.

Joe Sipper, Director of Product Management at MetaMetrics. Joe manages the full development cycle for the Lexile Analyzer® and PowerV® Vocabulary Tool.

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