Our school is using the IRLA (the Independent Reading Level Assessment Framework) to better understand each students' independent reading level. If you would like more information about IRLA you can visit the website: http://www.americanreading.com/leveling/.
American Reading Company’s Leveling System maps out the reading field for both books and readers, integrating Common Core Standards for reading acquisition with a deep knowledge of the demands of literature and informational text for students, grades K through 12. The color-coded system is grounded on a review of more than 100,000 books evaluated with the following three questions in mind:
- What does the reader need to know and be able to do to understand this book?
- What supports does the text offer an independent thinker and problem solver?
- What challenges does this text present to a reader who is comfortable with other texts at this same basic level?
The Leveling System has been successfully field-tested in more than 1,800 schools across the country with hundreds of thousands of readers, making it possible for students to easily find books they can enjoy and read successfully—books that allow them to improve their reading through reading.
Below is a conversion chart for IRLA.