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Lexile level codes

Heather Jan 23, 2017 05:22PM EST

What does BR BR mean? I saw the thermometer, but still don't understand where exactly a BR BR lands. Is is right at 0 or would it be considerably further down in the negative that doesn't even register on the scale?

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Nathan Jan 24, 2017 09:07AM EST

Hello Heather,

Thank you for your interest in The Lexile® Framework for Reading!

Beginning Reader (BR) is a code given to readers and text that are below 0L on the Lexile scale. In some cases, for readers, a BR code is followed by a number and L (e.g., BR150L). A Lexile reader measure of BR150L indicates that the Lexile measure of the reader is 150 units below 0L. The smaller the number following the BR code, the more advanced the reader is. For example, a BR150L reader is more advanced than a BR200L reader. Unlike the reader measure, all text measures below 0L are currently reported as BR. MetaMetrics has conducted research to differentiate the BR text measures, and these measures will be available at a later date.

Note that Beginning Reader (BR) is the only Lexile code that applies to both readers and text. All other codes apply only to text.

Thanks again and please let us know if you have any further questions.

Nathan Customer Support

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