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Lexile Text Measures have been added to TOPCAT records where they are available. This feature can be seen in a portion of our Curriculum & Children's Materials.
A Lexile text measure is one system used to discern the reading level of a book or another print item in order to best match readers with resources at their ability level. Lexile text measures are shown as a number with an "L" after it. 880L is 880 Lexile. The measures are reported from 0L (0 Lexiles) to 2000L (2000 Lexiles), and are rounded to the nearest 10L. Scores below 0L are reported as BR, which indicates that the text is at a level appropriate for a Beginning Reader. The lower a book’s Lexile measure, the easier it will likely be to comprehend.
When you click on a Lexile text measure found at the bottom of a full record display, you will receive a list of other TOPCAT works with a similar Lexile measure. From that window, you can also reset the Lexile measure within that screen to locate TOPCAT materials with the new, adjusted Lexile measure.
This feature appears when doing a Keyword or Advanced Keyword search.
Tags are viewable within the full record of many TOPCAT titles although they are not in all records.