Answered By: Dean Smith Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017 Views: 587
Some books—mostly children's books—list a Reading Level in the catalog using the Lexile system. (If you're using a different reading level scheme, see the conversion chart below.)
- Go to the catalog, search for the book and click its title to see the book's information page.
- Click Full Record, which appears below the book's summary.
- If the Reading Level is available, it will appear below the ISBN:
If the reading level is not available, Ask a Librarian. We can investigate.
The call number can also give insight into the level:
- BRB – Board Books (babies, toddlers)
- E – Picture Books (preschool)
- E1 – Early Reader (1st to 2nd grade readers)
- J – Primary (3rd to 5th grade readers)
- Y – Young Adult (6th to 9th grade readers)
You can also search the catalog for books at a specific reading level. Here's how:
Reading Level Conversion Chart
|Grade Level||Accelerated Reader||DRA Level*||Lexile|
*DRA, or Developmental Reading Assessment, is used by the Austin Independent School District.