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        LightSail is an e-reading “literacy platform” that helps teachers in our school support their students’ independent reading. Students can use LightSail to check out texts from our school’s digital library and read the books directly on their I-Pad devices. 

        As student progress through a book, questions appear to gauge their comprehension, from simple multiple-choice questions to longer narrative responses. As students complete these assessments, they earn badges and also earn a "Lexile measure," a measure of their current reading level based on their answers to the reading comprehension questions and the particular difficulty of the book. The Lexile measure is updated in real time with each assessment. 

        Students always have access to their own data, showing their per-page reading progress, their earned badges from completed tasks, and their Lexile score. Teachers can also view their students’ data in real time.