Heart of Georgia RESA-Lexile 101 - Shared screen with speaker view
Hello everyone! This is the chat space where we can ask questions and have a backchannel discussion of today's content. Throughout the session, I'll also be sharing the links Jane mentions as well. Thanks for joining us!Also, if you would, please share your name, email address, and role within your school system here in the chat! Jane and I will do our best to tailor our examples and discussion today to the work that you do!
I’ll start! Matt Copeland, Director of Educator Engagement here at MetaMetrics. Formerly, a high school English teacher, department head, and district curriculum leader near my home in Topeka, Kansas.
Jane Scott is MetaMetrics’ Senior Instructional Facilitator and spent 30+ years as a classroom teacher and instructional coach. She lives on Oak Island on the North Carolina coast.
Callie Cobb firstname.lastname@example.org Dodge County High School Media Specialist
Mindy Henderson email@example.com 8th grade English language arts teacher at Bleckley County Middle School
Hello! My name is Jennifer Joines and I am the media specialist at Telfair County Middle/High School in McRae, Georgia . firstname.lastname@example.org
Ericka Clark, Curriculum, Wheeler County Schools
Welcome everyone! In addition to our chat here, please feel free to email us with any questions or for additional assistance: Jane Scott <email@example.com> and Matt Copeland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For a full list of all assessments and instructional programs that report Lexile measures, please visit: https://metametricsinc.com/products/standardized-assessments/
For a quick, two-page overview of the Lexile Framework and Lexile measures, see theLexile Educator Guide: http://lexile.com/educator-guide-pdf
For parents and families, we suggest the Lexile Parent Guide: https://lexile.com/parent-guide-pdf
And, since we have a couple of media specialists with us today, here is Lexile Guide for Librarians: http://lexile.com/librarian-guide-pdf
For more information about Lexile measures and beginning readers (BR), visit: https://lexile.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/BR-Flyer.pdf
Again, if you have any questions about Lexile measures, please post them here in the Chat and we're happy to start a backchannel discussion! Or, if you prefer, you can always email us privately: Jane Scott <email@example.com> and Matt Copeland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This might be answered later. However, I am curious about the Lexile measure on the Milestones. I understand they provided texts with varied levels. How do they determine the students' Lexile from the questions?
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Great question Mindy! Researchers here at MetaMetrics have studied the performance of thousands of individual students on two different tests: (1) the Georgia Milestones, and (2) a short test of Lexile items. From these results of thousands of students, the researchers created a kind of "conversion chart." So, if a student scored an "X" on the Georgia Milestones, we can report that students performance equates to a "Y" on the Lexile scale.
Will we get a copy of this presentation?
Hi Callie, yes! We'll provide a copy of both the recording and the slides framing our conversation to the RESA to share with all of you!
That makes sense. I have had some students who have the same scale score as another. However, they have a different Lexile level. What would cause this?
In Georgia, it is only the reading and vocabulary sub-score that is linked with the Lexile Framework. I would check to see if those two students have the same overall score but different sub-scores. That would explain the difference in Lexile measures.
Curricular Websites with FREE, Lexile-measured texts:-- Smithsonian TweenTribune: www.tweentribune.com/-- ReadWorks: www.readworks.org/-- ReadingVine: www.readingvine.com-- COMMONLIT: www.commonlit.org/en-- Newsela: newsela.com
Okay! Thank you!
You bet, Mindy!
All of the graphic organizers Jane is sharing are available from: http://englishlinx.com
Do you all know how similar the NWEA MAP reading assessment is to the Georgia Milestones? This is the first year we have administered MAP assessments, and I was curious how accurate of a predictor MAP is for Lexile levels on the Milestones.
Another great question, Mindy! Just last year our researchers "revisited" our link with NWEA's MAP Growth with a new sampling of students to make sure our link was as valid and reliable as possible.
Again, one of the advantages to the Lexile measures is that our common scale walks across many different assessments (from pre-K all the way through high school) and regardless of what Interim/Benchmark assessments you may be using, you can gain some basic "predictive" information on how students may perform on the Georgia Milestones!
Again, here is the complete list of all of the different Interim/Benchmark assessments that have been linked to the Lexile Framework: https://metametricsinc.com/products/standardized-assessments/
Sounds good. Thank you!
Lexile & Quantile Hub: https://hub.lexile.com
You can also access the Lexile & Quantile Hub through Georgia's SLDS
If the cut-off scale for 8th grade Georgia Milestones Lexile level to be considered on-grade level is 1010L, what range should students be in on something like the MAP assessment to most likely score at least a 1010L?
Mindy, let me email you a response to that question! The answer is a bit detailed!
I would appreciate that! Thank you!
Matt and Jane’s Office Hours for 2021:Every Monday3:00-5:00 EThttps://zoom.us/j/95027749445And again every Friday11:00-1:00 EThttps://zoom.us/j/92206409606We’ll be online to answer your questions! Come and go as you please!
And, if Jane and I could bring a professional learning session such as this to your school or district--at absolutely no cost!--please reach out and we are happy to discuss.
Thanks, Jane and Matt!