Lexile and Quantile Measures in New Hampshire

With Lexile and Quantile measures, educators and parents can spur and support student learning

Lexile® and Quantile® Measures in New Hampshire

The Lexile Framework® for Reading, commonly referred to as the Lexile Framework, has been linked with the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS) in English language arts for grades 3-8. Similarly, the Quantile Framework® for Mathematics has been linked with the NH SAS for grades 3-8. Students in New Hampshire may also receive Lexile and Quantile measures from a variety of different tests and programs used by local school districts. With Lexile and Quantile measures, educators and parents can spur and support student learning.

What is a Lexile Measure?

There are two types of Lexile measures: Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures. Lexile reader measures describes the reading ability of a student. Lexile text measures describes the difficulty or complexity of a text, i.e., a book or magazine article. Lexile measures are expressed as numbers followed by an “L” (for example, 850L) and represent a position on the Lexile scale. Comparing a student’s Lexile measure with the Lexile measure of what they are reading helps gauge the “fit” between a student’s ability and the difficulty of text.

What Is a Quantile Measure?

Similar to Lexile measures, there are two types of Quantile measures: a measure for students and a measure for mathematical skills and concepts. The student measure describes what mathematics the student likely already understands and what the student is ready to learn in the future. The skill measure describes the difficulty, or demand, in learning the skill. Quantile measures help educators and parents target instruction and monitor student growth toward learning standards and the mathematical demands of college and careers.

Lexile® & Quantile® Hub

The Lexile and Quanitile Hub is an online platform that provides educators, parents and students with easy access to reading and math tools. To access free tools and resources, please visit the Lexile & Quantile Hub.


Lexile Tools and Resources include: Find a Book, Analyzer, Growth Planner, Word Lists, Career Database, Grade Level Charts and Measures Manager

Quantile Tools and Resources include: Math@Home, Math Skills Database, Teacher Assistant, Career Database, Measures Manager, Growth Planner, and Grade Level Charts.

Additional Tools and Resources

More information about the Lexile® Framework can be found at: https://lexile.com. To access free Quantile tools and resources, please visit Quantiles.com.

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