New literacy program coming to FETC 2011

Capstone Digital , developer of personalized learning environments for students, announces a partnership with etaMetrics®, creator of The Lexile® Framework for Reading reading measurement system. Capstone Digital is adding Lexile measures to its new literacy program that will be unveiled next week at FETC 2011, one of the nation’s largest education technology conferences.

The Lexile Framework measures reading ability and text complexity using a common developmental scale. With Lexile measures, students can be assigned books and other reading materials targeted to their unique ability level that will provide the right amount of challenge to support reading progress. The Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts cite Lexile measures as key indicators of text complexity, and provide recommended Lexile bands for reading comprehension development by grade levels to help educators prepare students for the text demands of college and careers.