What is growth expectation?

Some students make great gains, others actually lose Lexile points! What's going on?

Posted on: April 05 2018
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  • It varies depending on their initial lexile score. There is a report called Growth Goals report that shows the expected growth for different lexile bands. There is also a research study with a table on page 9 that helps you to see what can be expected. Here is the link: http://d3r7smo9ckww6x.cloudfront.net/2-SRI_GrowthExpectationsSetting_2.pdf


    Generally speaking, growth expectation for a general education student is 140L for Grades 3-5, 70L for Grades 6-8, 50 L for Grades 9-11. With READ 180 implemented with fidelity, many students achieve two years of growth of one year of instruction. Dee, Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community


    Students should not lose Lexile levels. If the Estimated Reading Level is set the first time students take the Reading Inventory, their scores should not go down more than 60L in one testing. Any time a student's Lexile drops more than 60L, that "bad test" should probably be deleted and the student then re-tested. Email me at AskDee@sbcglobal.net, and we can discuss this further. Dee, Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

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