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The vision for the Lexile Framework for Reading came from two colleagues who were committed to educational research. MetaMetrics®, the organisation they built, is still researching new ways to apply Lexile tools and principles to the always-changing educational environment.

More than 30 years ago, the United States’ National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) funded the initial research studies that created the Lexile® scale with a series of grants over the course of a decade. To date, Lexile® measures have been externally used in hundreds of studies across 24 countries.

MetaMetrics’ research roots permeate every corner of the company, with over half of the team comprising testing experts, data scientists and researchers who offer years of combined experience. MetaMetrics’ products and services support organisations that build personalised learning platforms based upon the principles of deliberate practice and sound psychometric theory. MetaMetrics continues to pursue research to help students and educators monitor and accelerate their track to success in higher education and careers.

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