Information for Placement of Students into Reading Skills for Today’s Adults

The levels of Reading Skills for Today’s Adults 1-16 are NOT grade level equivalents. Please use the following document to determine placement for students. Students will likely place at different levels for fluency instruction vs. comprehension instruction. NRS-approved reading assessment scores (CASAS Life & Work, CASAS GOALS and TABE 11/12) can provide a starting place for comprehension

Reading Skills for Today’s Adults Levels and Corresponding CCRS Levels

Level 1 – CCRS Level A (200-400 Lexile)

Level 2 – CCRS Levels A and A/B (300-500 Lexile)

Level 3 – CCRS Levels A/B (300-500 Lexile)

Level 4 – CCRS Levels A/B (300-500 Lexile)

Level 5 – CCRS Levels A/B (400-500 Lexile)

Level 6 – CCRS Levels A/B and B (400-600 Lexile)

Level 7 – CCRS Level B (500-600 Lexile)

Level 8 – CCRS Level B (500-600 Lexile)

Level 9 – CCRS Level B (500-600 Lexile)

Level 10 – CCRS Levels B and B/C (600-800 Lexile)

Level 11 – CCRS Levels B and B/C (600-800 Lexile)

Level 12 – CCRS Levels B/C (700-900 Lexile)

Level 13 – CCRS Levels B/C (800-900 Lexile)

Level 14 – CCRS Level C/D (900-1000 Lexile)

Level 15 – CCRS Levels C/D and D/E (900-1100 Lexile)

Level 16 – CCRS Levels D/E (1000-1200 Lexile)

Reading Skills for Today’s Adults Levels and Corresponding CCRS Levels

*We recommend that students be at least ESL High Beginning or ABE Beginning to start on Level 1 of the newly revised Reading Skills for Today’s Adults

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