Quiz Type: Reading Comprehension
Directions: Answer the questions using the information presented in the passage and your own critical thinking skills. Note that you will never be asked to rely on information existing outside the passage.
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Quiz Grade Level:
The reading difficulty of this passage and its associated questions is
This is a relative measure designed to approximate U.S. grade school levels, developed by ReadTheory to calibrate our reading comprehension lessons in terms of their overall difficulty. (Note that both passage text difficulty and question difficulty are used to derive this measure.) If a student is performing above or below his or her associated U.S. grade school level, then this is not necessarily an indication of superior or inferior reading ability. Our difficulty level labels (and analytics presented elsewhere in the site) are to be used as general guides, whereas parents and teachers should serve as ultimate judges of reading skill and ability.
The Lexile level difficulty of this passage is 580L
(Note that passage text difficulty alone is used to derive this measure.)
The Lexile Framework is a scientific way to match readers with text
using the same scale. Recognized as the standard for matching readers
with texts, Lexile measures connect learners of all ages with
resources at the right level of challenge. Lexile measures provide a
clear way to monitor progress toward college and career readiness.
Lexile Framework for Reading is embodied in much of Common Core's
Appendix A. Today, Lexile measures are used at the school level in all
50 states, and 20 states report Lexile measures statewide on their
year-end assessments. Click here
for further documentation about this measure.
All contributing sources (including text and images) used in the creation of this passage have been cited wherever possible or applicable. The majority of our sources include primary and secondary quality source materials. Excepting images, tertiary sources (wikipedia, etc.) are consulted only in small part, usually when a detail or fact is widely supported elsewhere. Although we make our best effort to maintain our source lists for each passage, the nature of electronic source material is transient. For this reason, some sources may be out of date or no longer available. Please
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