CHART: Measuring literacy

December 10, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Missouri adopted the language arts Common Core State Standards in 2010, and the Columbia School Board approved a revision of district curriculum to align with the standards in June. Three factors were used to develop guidelines for teachers when choosing texts: qualitative aspects of the text, a quantitative measure called Lexiles and a teacher’s ability to match texts to readers.

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