Turnitin Offers Lexile Scores to Help Teachers Better Assign Reading Passages

TURNITIN, the plagiarism-catcher turned instructional writing program, is now introducing Lexile scores to their Revision Assistant, a tool which provides computer-generated feedback to students on their writing. The newly added Lexile scores, which correlate to students’ reading levels, aim to help teachers match students with appropriate-level texts when assigning passage-based writing tasks, which teachers can select from Turnitin’s prompt library.


The Lexile scores comes via a partnership with MetaMetrics, a company known for its efforts to scientifically measure reading levels through Lexile scores. In a prepared statement, Malbert Smith, Ph.D., CEO & cofounder of MetaMetrics, explains the value of the partnership. “Lexile measures have become the most prevalent metric to help teachers identify appropriate texts for their students,” she explains. “I applaud Turnitin for using Lexile measures to give teachers the same confidence they do with reading texts as they assign prompts in Revision Assistant.”

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