In Achieve3000 Literacy, Emerging Readers are identified based on their performance on LevelSet and on the multiple-choice questions in the Respond step. Students are identified as an Emerging Reader if their Lexile score from a LevelSet or a monthly auto-adjustment falls below 50L. These students are working significantly below grade level and will have an icon next to their names in key reports. Emerging Readers are assigned to the lowest level of content available (150L) and may need additional assistance when reading the content and completing the multiple-choice activities. They may get this assistance through the use of the audio support or through teacher intervention.
Sometimes, students categorized as Emerging Readers did not take the LevelSet assessment seriously and have a score much lower than their true reading abilities. If the system has identified test results as being potentially invalid, you will see a superscript next to their LevelSet score on the report How Has Lexile Performance Changed Over Time?