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Reading A-Z Levels

Determine where to start students in Reading A-Z's levels and how our levels correlate to other systems (including the criteria we use).

Our Leveling Criteria

Reading A-Z's leveling criteria are designed to accurately and reliably measure text complexity to support differentiated instruction. Our leveling system follows the guidelines for determining text complexity as outlined in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Standards call for an evaluation of student reading materials in three areas of text complexity: qualitative measures, quantitative measures, and reader and task considerations. More About Levels & Leveling Criteria