Discounted early bird registration for the 2005 Lexile National Reading Conference: "Differentiating Instruction in a Standards-Based World," has been extended through May 31. The conference will be held August 8-10 in Research Triangle Park, NC. Scholastic Corporation, EdGate, Pearson Learning Group, Questia Media Inc., and Scholastic Book Fairs are among the first education companies to partner with MetaMetrics, Inc. to sponsor the event.
All five companies participated in the 2004 inaugural conference and use Lexile measures with their products. Lexiles provide a common scale for matching reader ability and text difficulty, allowing monitoring of student progress and ensuring reading comprehension, according to the MetaMetrics, Inc. announcement.
The 2005 three-day conference will focus on linking reading assessment and instruction across the curriculum and grade levels. In addition to presentations from leaders in the reading and assessment world, the conference agenda will include panel discussions and presentations by practitioners on using Lexiles in the classroom. Scholastic, EdGate, Pearson Learning Group, Questia and Scholastic Book Fairs will be featured in the conference exhibits, focusing on reading and assessment products.
Featured speakers include Gregory J. Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Roland Good, associate professor, University of Oregon; Lou Fabrizio, director of accountability services, North Carolina Department of Education; Elfrieda Hiebert, visiting research professor, University of California-Berkeley; Angela Shelf Medearis, award-winning author; Quality Quinn, author and international literacy consultant; Ann Schulte, psychologist and professor, North Carolina State University; Timothy Shanahan, professor of urban education, University of Illinois at Chicago; A. Jackson Stenner, chairman and chief executive officer, MetaMetrics Inc.; and Gary Williamson, senior research associate, MetaMetrics Inc.
More information about the Lexile Framework for Reading is available at http://www.lexile.com. To register for or obtain more information about the 2005 Lexile National Reading Conference, visit http://www.lexile.com/conference2005.
Source: MetaMetrics, Inc., http://www.metametricsinc.com/