Total Reader

Help students be ready for college and careers

Total Reader is an online reading assessment program for Grades 3-12 and early college students. Student ability is measured on the Lexile Scale®, as users complete short reading passages. Each new assessment keeps pace with a student's ability, providing "reading that fits."

You save time in the classroom because students can practice independently. Students complete a passage by filling in cloze items, and receive a new reading score in about 10 minutes. Seeing that score increase is a strong motivator!

Total Reader helps students keep their reading ability on track for college and career readiness because it:

• quickly identifies the correct reading level for each student and provides practice at that level
• tracks reading growth in real time
• groups students by grade level standards or Common Core Lexile Bands
• matches student reading level to books

A new vocabulary feature, requested by teachers and students, was recently added to Total Reader. After students complete a passage, they can now review the entire pasage. If a student has answered a cloze item incorrectly, all four cloze items will be added to the student's vocabulary list, where they are available for future review. Students may also manually add words to their vocabulary list.
Total Reader can be fully integrated with the INFORM® Learning System. It is available as a stand-alone program, either to schools or individuals. A free 45-day trial is available to a classroom, school or district.

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