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MetaMetrics Signs Record Number of Publishers in 2012 to


MetaMetrics Signs Record Number of Publishers in 2012 to Deliver Lexile Measures for Thousands of Books

A Robust Quarter Yields a Fifty Percent Increase in Number of Publishers From 2011, With More Publishers Offering Lexile Measures Worldwide

DURHAM, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- MetaMetrics(R), developer of the widely adopted Lexile(R) Framework for Reading, is pleased to announce that 18 new publishing partners have signed on this past quarter to provide Lexile(R) measures for their titles. Lexile measures offer valuable information about a book's text complexity so that readers can select texts that best match their unique reading ability and goals. Recognized globally as the most widely used reading metric, tens of millions of Lexile measures are reported annually from reading assessments and programs. Since 2010, MetaMetrics has doubled the number of publishing partners offering Lexile measures. MetaMetrics welcomes the following publishers:

U.S. Book Publishers: Adventure Publications (www.adventurepublications.net) Bella & Harry, LLC (www.bellaandharry.com) Book Buddy Digital Media (www.bookbuddyaudio.com) Dog-Eared Publications (www.dog-eared.com)

Downtown Bookworks (www.downtownbookworks.com) Flowerpot Press (www.flowerpotpress.com) Fulcrum Publishing (www.fulcrum-books.com)

Gihon River Press (www.gihonriverpress.com) Lake 7 Creative (www.lake7creative.com) Palm Publishing (www.palmkids.com)

Quackenworth (www.quackenworth.com) Story-Express(www.story-express.com)

Ten Gallon Press (www.tengallonpress.com) The Lincoln Library Press (www.thelincolnlibrary.com) Tipitap, Booksy App (www.tipitap.com)

Triumph Learning (www.triumphlearning.com) Zest Books (www.zestbooks.net)

International Book Publishers: Ronsdale Press (www.ronsdalepress.com)

"We're so pleased to see yet another promising quarter and record-breaking year. We commend our new publishing partners for recognizing the power behind Lexile measures," states Malbert Smith III, Ph.D, President and co-founder of MetaMetrics. "Understanding and measuring text complexity has continued to be a part of our national dialogue, with the Common Core State Standards further defining what it means to be college and career ready."

The Lexile Framework is a unique tool for accurately matching readers with text. Unlike other measurement systems, the Lexile Framework evaluates reading ability and growth based on actual assessment results, rather than generalized age or grade levels. Content receives a Lexile measure when MetaMetrics analyzes the complete text using proprietary software. Lexile measures range from below 200L, for beginning-reader text, to above 1600L, for more advanced text. Lexile measures help teachers, librarians and parents find books, articles and other resources within a reader's recommended Lexile range. Reading materials within a student's optimal Lexile range will challenge the individual's reading ability, while still maintaining interest and learning.

Books that have been assigned Lexile measures are available on MetaMetrics' free "Find a Book" search utility. "Find a Book" lets readers build custom book lists and locate their selections at the public library. With more than 135,000 fiction and nonfiction titles and hundreds of publishers, "Find a Book" enables educators and families to utilize the Lexile Framework and match readers with appropriate text.

For more information on the Lexile Framework and Lexile measures, visit www.Lexile.com.

For more information on the Lexile text measurement process, contact Emily Weller, Strategic Partnerships Manager, at eweller@Lexile.com or 919-547-3452.

About MetaMetrics MetaMetrics is focused on improving education for learners of all ages and ability levels. The organization develops scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment results with real-world instruction. MetaMetrics' products and services for reading (The Lexile(R) Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile para Leer), mathematics (The Quantile(R) Framework for Mathematics), and writing (The Lexile Framework for Writing) provide unique insights about academic ability and the potential for growth, enabling individuals to achieve their goals at every stage of development. Connect with the organization at: http://blog.lexile.com.

For more information: Elizabeth Lattanzio 919-354-3482 elattanzio@Lexile.com

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