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Determining the Reading Level of a Book

Teachers and students need to know how to find out if a book is at an appropriate reading level before starting the book.

To find the reading level of a book, students click the book cover and select the Info button to open the book information window. If students are using the list view, they select i or Info button or the book title to open the book information window.

example of buttons after clicking a book in the grid view

example of buttons in the list view

Teachers can see the grade level of the book under the book cover and title. This grade is based on the ATOS book level. In the first example below, the book has a 4th-grade reading level. Teachers who are using the list view (see the second example below) will see the ATOS book level and the recommended grade levels instead. To see other reading levels for the book, the teacher can select the title or book cover to open the book information window.

In the book information window, you will see the the publisher-recommended grades and Lexile® measure (MetaMetrics).

book information window showing book levels

To see the ATOS book level and other reading measures:

  1. Click the i (or Details) button.
  2. Note: If the i isn't available, you may be viewing the software in a smaller screen or window - try a device with a larger screen, or increase the size of your browser window.

  3. This will show more book information, including (if available):
  4. book information window showing details