My students' Literably levels are higher/lower than their levels from another assessment. Why is that?


Our goal is to be the most accurate and actionable reading assessment on the market. So, if you have any questions about your results, please email us at We particularly urge you to reach out if you notice any abnormalities in the texts, questions or scoring.

Note that our goal is NOT to exactly replicate the instructional reading levels you would obtain with a different assessment. Literably does correlate to other assessments of instructional reading level (e.g. F&P and DRA), and in general correlated assessments will produce approximately the same levels. However, you should not expect any two assessments to produce exactly the same instructional reading levels. 

If you are surprised by the level that Literably recommends for your student, please:

1. Consider re-assessing the student at the recommended level, particularly if Literably recommends a re-assessment. There are a number of factors that can influence a student's performance on a particular assessment (e.g. mood, distraction, interest in the text, background knowledge), and re-assessing will help to control for those factors.

2. Take a closer look at the text, questions and scoring, and try to figure out why Literably leveled the student in the way that it did. You may want to refer to Literably's leveling criteria. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at We are always looking to improve Literably and to improve your experience with Literably, and we would be delighted to hear your questions and concerns.

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