Today at LearnLaunch 2020, MetaMetrics® unveiled the Lexile Framework® for Listening. The Lexile Framework for Listening measures both the listening ability level of students and audio complexity of resources so students can be matched to ability-appropriate audio materials.
In addition, the company announced Listenwise, a listening-skills building company, is its inaugural partner for implementing the new framework. Listenwise curates the best of NPR programming and other podcasts for the classroom, providing teachers with content that exposes students to stories and current events with relevance across disciplines. Listenwise podcast lessons will soon include Lexile audio measures for each story.
The Lexile Framework for Listening is based on the same foundation of academic research that has validated MetaMetrics’ assessment items over the last 35 years. To develop this new Lexile Framework, MetaMetrics worked in partnership with Listenwise, Achieve3000, DaDaTeach Away and Tales2go, Inc. to conduct field studies with more than 17,000 domestic and international students in grades 1-12.