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Reading Levels Conversion Chart

 

Guided Reading/Lexile Conversion Table
 

Grade Level AR
Fountas Pinnell
Guided Reading
Lexile
Reading Recovery
DRA
NYRP Color Codes
Basal
Stage
K
A
-
A,B,1
A,1
Yellow
Readiness
Emergent
-
B
-
2
2
Yellow
Readiness
-
1
C
-
3,4
3
Orange
Preprimer 1
-
-
D
100
5,6
4
Orange
Preprimer 2
-
-
E
-
7,8
6-8
Green
Preprimer 3
 
-
F
200
9,10
10
Red
Primer
Early
-
G
-
11,12
12
Red
-
-
-
H
300
13,14
14
Black
Grade 1
-
-
I
-
15,16
16
Black
Grade 1 late
-
2
J
400
17,18
18
White
Grade 2
-
-
K
-
19,20
20
White
-
Early fluent
-
L
500
-
24
Blue
-
-
-
M
-
-
28
Yel/Yel
-
-
3
N
600
-
30
Org/Org
Grade 3
-
-
O
-
22
34
Org/Org
-
-
-
P
-
-
38
Grn/Grn
-
-
4
Q
700
24
-
Grn/Grn
Grade 4
-
-
R
-
-
40
Red/Red
-
Fluent
-
S
-
26
-
Red/Red
-
-
-
T
800
-
44
Blk/Blk
-
-
5
U
-
28
44
Blk/Blk
Grade 5
-
-
V
-
-
-
Blk/Blk
-
-
-
W
900
-
-
Purple
-
-
6
X
-
30
-
Purple
Grade 6
-
-
Y
-
-
-
Purple
-
-
7+
Z
1000
32,34
-
Neon Grn
-
-
 
 
1100
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1200
 
 
 
 
  

 
Special thanks to Rigby Education, Scholastic Lexiles and Weaver, B.M. (2000). Leveling books K-6: Matching readers to text. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.