Linking Assessment with Writing Instruction

The Lexile® Framework for Writing is an innovative tool for differentiating writing instruction and monitoring growth in writing ability. It expresses student writing ability on the same Lexile scale as reading ability, providing an easy-to-understand language for expressing student writing growth and reinforcing the importance of reading in the development of writing skills.

A Lexile writer measure is an estimate of a student’s ability to express language in writing based on factors related to semantic complexity (the level of the words used) and syntactic sophistication (how the words are combined into sentences). Like Lexile reader measures, Lexile writer measures were designed to monitor writing progress within and across school years.