Parents don't have to leave testing reading levels to schools only. Parents now have a low cost option to test a child's reading level for an entire year with high quality fiction and non-fiction passages.
Total reader will give a child reading practice and provide a Lexile reading level to help in selecting books at or close to a child's reading ability. Children can get online from any computer and read passages of their choice to find out their Lexile reading levels as often as they like for an entire year for under $40. Total Reader makes this possible.
Parents can search for the Lexile reading level of books their children want to read at Lexile's Find a Book page. Scholastic Book Wizard helps parents and teachers search for books a child may want to read based on interests and similar books a child likes. Scholastic Book Wizard shows the Lexile level for books and lets you search by Lexile level. When you visit the Scholastic Book Wizard page you can select the Reading Level System by clicking on the arrow next to the words, Grade Level Equivalent.