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Message from State Superintendent June Atkinson:
Your role as a parent, educator or librarian is critical to our children's learning success. Studies show that children who read outside of school—and who grow up in active reading environments—demonstrate improved literacy skills. But just as the same shoe size does not fit all children of the same age, not all children read at the same ability level. As a part of the "READ NC" campaign, we want to help you understand The Lexile Framework® for Reading and how North Carolina assessments are using it to further reading instruction. Please explore and share all the resources below for more information about how you can use Lexile® measures to encourage and support reading success in the classroom and at home.

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Win a One-Year Scholastic Reading Counts! Subscription for Your School
Are you using the “READ NC” materials in your classroom or school? Are you organizing a book drive, story hour, or leading other efforts to promote summer reading? If so, you could win a one-year subscription to the Scholastic Reading Counts! program for your school. Just submit your school name and a short description of your summer reading program to sara.clark@dpi.nc.gov and your school will be entered into a drawing for a free subscription to this Lexile®-based independent reading program that tracks student success on the books they read, in and out of school. All entries should be submitted by May 31 and the winning school will be announced in June.


Dr. Atkinson Discusses Summer Reading on OPEN/Net TV Show
Studies have confirmed what teachers and many parents know: when the end of a school year comes, summer brings a slide in student achievement. What's more – studies have also shown us that young people who come from low-income families tend to lose the most during these months away from school. State Superintendent June Atkinson, MetaMetrics President Malbert Smith and other guests appeared on a statewide, call-in television show to discuss innovative summer reading programs such as "READ NC" that engage young readers while promoting academic success.


Lexile Information for Educators

Lexile Information for Parents

Lexile Information for Librarians


Additional Resources


For more information about the "READ NC" campaign, please contact Sara Clark at sclark@dpi.nc.gov.

For more information about Lexile measures, visit www.Lexile.com.


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