LightHouse embeds assessments right into the student reading experience. Short, relevant questions
appear with frequency as a student progresses through a text, making assessment feel authentic and
LightHouse is partnered with MetaMetrics, the creators of the Lexile framework, to embed quick
vocabulary assessments, called cloze items, throughout each book. These assessments allow LightHouse
to accurately pinpoint a child’s reading level while also predicting future performance.
Children will also encounter multiple choice and short open ended questions at the end of chapters.
These questions look more closely at a student’s comprehension of a particular book and how a
student is performing on a particular skill, strategy, or standard. The short open ended questions
are written at a deep level and require text-based evidence and critical thinking skills. Parents
can see how their child is performing on the embedded multiple choice or short open ended response
questions and are able to drill down to specific standards to create targeted instruction.