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Informational Text Complexity Measures


A Boy and a Jaguar

A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz and Catia Chien

To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following measures to implement text complexity analyses within your instructional plans.

See TeachingBooks.net's comprehensive Text Complexity Toolkit.

Quantitative Measures

670 is the Lexile Level

Grade Band Lexile® ATOS Degrees of Reading Power® Flesch-Kincaid Fountas & Pinnell Reading Maturity SourceRater
2-3 420-820 2.75-5.14 42-54 1.98-5.34 I-P 3.53-613 0.05-2.48
4-5 740-1010 4.97-7.03 52-60 4.51-7.72 O-V 5.42-7.92 0.84-5.75
6-8 925-1185 7.00-9.98 57-67 6.51-10.34 U-Z 7.04-9.57 4.11-10.66
9-10 1050-1335 9.67-12.01 62-72 8.32-12.12 Z+ 8.41-10.81 9.02-13.93
11-12 1185-1385 11.20-14.10 67-74 10.34-14.20 Z+ 9.57-12.00 12.30-14.50
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Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1]


Qualitative Measures (BETA)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

 
  • Slightly
  • Moderately
  • Very
  • Exceedingly
Purpose
Text Organization
Use of Visual Features
Conventionality
Vocabulary
Sentence Structure
Subject Matter Knowledge
Cultural Knowledge

Crowdsourced from 1 educator who filled out the Informational Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubric .[2]

Add your own assessment to this crowdsourced measurement.

Grades in which A Boy and a Jaguar is Assigned


PreK   K   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12

Crowdsourced from 1 educator who filled out the Informational Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubric .[2]

1. National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. "Supplemental Information for Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: New Research on Text Complexity," Common Core State Standards Initiative (2014): 4. Accessed August 8, 2014, http://www.corestandards.org/assets/E0813_Appendix_A_New_Research_on_Text_Complexity.pdf.

2. Adapted from the CCSSO's ELA State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards, and the text complexity rubrics used by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction ELA Team.