The Prince and the Pauper Pontes Versions – Lexile Text Measures

We know that one of the most difficult things about buying books from Pontes Books is deciding which version to go with. In order to help with this process, we have partnered with MetaMetrics to determine the Lexile text measures for the original and three bridge versions of The Prince and the Pauper.

What are Lexile Measures?

The Lexile Framework® for Reading is a scientific approach to reading and text measurement. There are two Lexile® measures: the Lexile reader measure and the Lexile text measure. A Lexile reader measure represents a person’s reading ability on the Lexile scale. A Lexile text measure represents a text’s difficulty level on the Lexile scale. When used together, they can help a reader choose a book or other reading material that is at an appropriate difficulty level.

How can you find the Lexile Text Measures of books?

Certain book databases will give the Lexile text measure along with other leveling systems. It is also possible to use the Lexile “Find a Book” tool.

How can you find out a reader’s Lexile measure?

This part is a little trickier. Many standardized assessments give Lexile reader measures along with the assessment scores. Students could look at score reports or ask their teacher what their measure is. People who are not in school might not have a way of figuring out their measure.

Here are some average Lexile student measures by grade (from

Grade25th Percentile (End of Year)75th Percentile (End of Year)

What are the Lexile text measures for the Pontes Books versions?

  • Red Version (original) – 1070L
  • Yellow Bridge Version – 1020L
  • Blue Bridge Version – 790L
  • Pink Bridge Version – 750L

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