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Lexile number clarification

Annette Carter Sep 05, 2013 03:58PM EDT

What would cause Diary of a Wimpy Kids, Dog Days (1010) to have a higher Lexile Ranking that The Hobbit, 1000. It also has a higher Lexile than Harry Potter. When I checked on the Scholastic site, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Days has a Lexile of 750.

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Callie Oct 18, 2013 02:04PM EDT Customer Support

Hi Annette,

The Lexile measure only takes into account semantic difficulty and syntactic complexity. The Lexile Framework does not take into account a book’s content, concepts or ideas, and themes.

Let me know if you have any other questions and thank you for your interest in the Lexile Framework.

Chris Bianco

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