Age of Learning (opens in new tab) today announced the launch of Reading Level Assessments and other enhancements to its digital library and literacy platform ReadingIQ® (opens in new tab), helping match children 12 and under with the right books for their level and interests from nearly 10,000 curated titles.
Developed by Age of Learning assessment experts in cooperation with leading education and assessment research organization SRI International, Reading Level Assessments provide children age-appropriate passages and accompanying comprehension questions. The assessments adjust their degree of difficulty in response to each child’s performance. ReadingIQ then recommends books at the appropriate level for the child. As children use ReadingIQ and improve their reading skills, the platform periodically prompts them to retake Reading Level Assessments to adjust their recommended level. Reading Level Assessments are currently available for ReadingIQ families and will be available for ReadingIQ teachers well before the upcoming school year.
ReadingIQ now includes three widely used book leveling systems, Accelerated Reader®, Lexile®, and Guided Reading.
Age of Learning also announced the launch of ReadingIQ Show What You Know quizzes, a new listening and reading comprehension feature. Show What You Know quizzes provide engaging, voiced questions at the end of ReadingIQ books, helping pre-readers and readers build their comprehension and critical thinking skills.
Age of Learning also announced the recent launch of PlayCrewTM, a group consisting of a wide range of educators, parents, and children who test the company’s products and provide direct feedback to inform product design and development.
Available on computers, tablets, and smartphones, ReadingIQ offers nearly 10,000 curated titles from leading publishers. To help strengthen the school-home connection around reading, Age of Learning provides the entire ReadingIQ platform at no cost to teachers, with the ability to assign books to their students. ReadingIQ is available at ReadingIQ.com (opens in new tab) and can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets through the Apple App Store or Google Play. For additional information about PlayCrew, including how to become a member, visitAgeofLearning.com/PlayCrew (opens in new tab).