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Lexile Measures by Grade Band

Lexile measures are used at the school level in all 50 states, and 20 states report Lexile measures statewide on their year-end assessments. Each year, more than 30 million Lexile measures are reported from reading assessments and programs, representing over half of U.S. students.

The chart below indicates the Lexile ranges associated with grade bands.

Text Complexity Grade Bands and Associated Lexile Ranges

Text Complexity Grade Bands

Lexile Ranges Aligned to CCR Expectations

K-1 N/A
2-3 420L-820L
4-5 740L-1010L
6-8 925L-1185L
9-10 1050L-1335L
11-CCR 1185L-1385L

 

 

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