"A love of books is one of the most treasured values you can give a child. As a trained librarian, I founded this business because reading is the most important skill there is in determining a child's future success. It takes root early on with infants and board books, and it never stops growing." - Marilyn Courtot, President, The CLCD Company, January 1999-June 2011
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) provides reliable one search access to all important and relevant information about Pre K-12 books and media of all types, including reviews from respected publications for those professionals who work with Pre K-12.
Their goal is to connect subscribers with information about books, authors and illustrators around the world, and to connect children and young adults with the books that will make a significant difference in their lives.It is a web-based database service that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, 24/7!
Off-Campus access is available to IUP students, faculty and staff through their library barcode and last name or through their network username and password.
Be sure to set up a user account in CLCD to take advantage of all the features offered by this database like
Follow the "My CLCD Account Login" link at the top right corner of the initial page of CLCD, enter your IUP email and create a password.
A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile.
A student gets his or her Lexile reader measure from a reading test or program. For example, if a student receives an 880L on her end-of-grade reading test, she is an 880 Lexile reader. Higher Lexile measures represent a higher level of reading ability. A Lexile reader measure can range from below 200L for emergent readers to above 1600L for advanced readers. Readers who score below 0L receive a BR for Beginning Reader. In some cases, for readers, a BR code is followed by a number and L (e.g., BR150L).
A Lexile reader measure of BR150L indicates that the Lexile measure of the reader is 150 units below 0L. The smaller the number following the BR code, the more advanced the reader is. For example, a BR150L reader is more advanced than a BR200L reader.
A book, article or piece of text gets a Lexile text measure when it's analyzed by MetaMetrics. For example, the first "Harry Potter" book measures 880L, so it's called an 880 Lexile book. A Lexile text measure is based on the semantic and syntactic elements of a text. Many other factors affect the relationship between a reader and a book, including its content, the age and interests of the reader, and the design of the actual book.
The Lexile text measure is a good starting point in the book-selection process, with these other factors then being considered. Lexile text measures are rounded to the nearest 10L. Unlike the reader measure, all text measures below 0L are currently reported as BR. MetaMetrics has conducted research to differentiate the BR text measures, and these measures will be available at a later date. --from About Lexile Measurements https://www.lexile.com/about-lexile/lexile-overview/
Lexile-to-Grade Correspondance describes how the lexile scores for readers and texts correspond to a typical grade level. This is descriptive only and are "appropriate for norm-referenced interpretations only.