Lexile® Range Preference

Use this preference to decide whether Star reports will show Lexile® ranges instead of Zones of Proximal Development. This preference also sets which level type (ATOS or Lexile® Measure) is used in the Book Level Restrictions preference and in reports for Accelerated Reader.

A Lexile® range for each student is 100L below to 50L above the student's actual Lexile® Measure. This range represents the boundaries between the easiest kind of reading material for the student and the level at which the student will be more challenged yet can still read successfully.

On most Accelerated Reader pages for both students and teachers, both ATOS book levels and Lexile® Measures will be shown regardless of the preference setting. In reports, the setting you have chosen affects whether you will see ATOS book levels or Lexile® Measures. However, regardless of the preference setting, ATOS book levels are used for book-level goals.

How to get to this preference

To get to the Lexile® Range preference page, follow these steps:

  1. On the Home page, select your name in the top right corner. Then, choose Edit Preferences from the menu that opens.
  2. You can also select Accelerated Reader Independent Reading on the Home page and then choose Preferences from the popup menu.

  3. Select Lexile® Range under the School Preferences on the Preferences page.

How to set the preference

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District-level administrators, school-level administrators

District-level administrators can set the preference for all schools on your site. School-level administrators can set the preference for their schools. Other staff and teachers cannot set the preference unless they have been granted special permissions, but they can view the settings.

  1. Your schools are listed. For each school, check the Use Lexile® Ranges box if you want to see Lexile® Ranges on Star reports and in the Book Level Restrictions preference.
  2. If you want to use the same setting for all of your schools, select Set All above the table.

    In the popup window, check the box or remove the check mark; then, select Apply to All. (You still need to save your changes.)

  3. Select Save Changes to save your settings. (Select < Back to go back to the Preferences page.)