We were pleased to read this article this morning on student success in our own backyard. High school sophomore, Alfredo Altnor, has experienced significant reading success this year, and his teachers are amazed at the tremendous gains in reading they have seen from Alfredo. Alfredo’s Lexile measure during freshman year was a 1400L, and yet this year, as a sophomore, he continued to grow as a reader with a current Lexile measure of 1529!
The Common Core has helped shift the focus from proficiency to college and career readiness. And we know that students reading at 1300L and above are much more likely to be able to comprehend university level texts (1355L +) and are thus much more likely to be prepared for the demands of college and career. Which is why we are thrilled to see that students, like Alfredo, are on a trajectory for college and career readiness. It is our continued hope that all students will be as invested as Alfredo in their own reading growth and ensuring they are prepared for whatever path they choose after high school. Kudos to Alfredo and his wonderful teachers!