Online tool expected to boost reading interest, ability

11/13/2008 | Washington Post, The

Teachers and parents in Virginia and 19 other states can log on to a new online database for customized reading lists drawn from 130,000 children's titles tailored to students' reading scores. "Teachers can use Lexile measures to assign and recommend books that will help students develop stronger reading skills," said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright. "Parents can use Lexile measures to select texts that reinforce what teachers are trying to accomplish in the classroom."

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