Open Access Thesis
Lexile Framework for Reading; Reading (Study and teaching);
This thesis examines how teachers perceive Lexile level and its value, and whether or not their beliefs inform their practice. To address questions regarding teachers’ beliefs about Lexile level, I designed and implemented an online survey for public school teachers. My research shows that teachers have a favorable view of Lexile level, that they believe both students and parents should be informed of students’ Lexile level, that books should be labeled with Lexile level, and that asking students to read within their Lexile level range is a good practice. This survey research reveals the need to further interrogate whether or not Lexile level has true and applicable value, especially when viewed through a lens of disability studies in education, critical literacy, and the demands of diverse and socially just classroom practices.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sohyun Meacham, Chair
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©2022 Kristin Schumacher
Schumacher, Kristin, "Lexile levels and their value to public school teachers" (2022). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1246.