Reviewing results from the Reading Level Assignment (RLA)

The Reading Level Assessment (RLA) is a third-party assessment that can be delivered three times per year to students in grade 2 or higher and reading at upper grade 1 through grade 6 levels as part of the Imagine Language & Literacy program. The results from each administration provide a point-in-time estimate of a student’s reading level on the Lexile scale. At the conclusion of testing, student Imagine Language and Literacy Benchmark testing data can be reviewed.  

Reviewing Student Testing Data

To review student results in the Imagine Learning Portal:

  • Log in to the Imagine Learning Portal at
  • First-time users will be directed to the Imagine Language & Literacy portal.  
    • Select the Imagine Language & Literacy option. Lnaguage_and_Learning_Suite_Landing_Page.JPG
  •  On the Home page, under Growth, Select RLA.RLA_Student_Eligibility_1.JPG
  • Select Growth
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  • The RLA results page will populate. 
  • Select the desired Testing Period from the drop-down menu.Reviewing_Student_Data_2.JPG
  • Class and individual student results can be viewed. 
    • Reviewing RLA results for the class (list of students):

      Click the Gains button at the upper right of the screen to see a list of students’ results for the RLA Beginning, Middle, End; year-to-date changes in RLA performance; most recent RLA score; and target Lexile range. 

      ▪ Click the Performance Level button at the upper right to see a class summary of how many, what percentage, and which students have RLA scores above, on, one level below, and two or more levels below their grade-level Lexile target.Reviewing_Student_Data_3.JPG
  •  Reviewing RLA results for an individual student:
    • Once the desired administration window is selected, click the Status button.
    • Select a student name from the class list in the first column
  •  The student’s RLA results will populate.
  • The top display of the RLA report provides a graphical representation of the student’s performance on all current school year administrations of the RLA. The horizontal light green band indicates the target performance range for students at that grade. The table below the graphic provides numerical representations of the student’s RLA performance. 
    • Beginning, Middle, and End columns: Estimated Lexile® measures for applicable administration windows are reported. For each administration window, the amount of time the student spent on the test is also listed. 
    • Change YTD column: If taken more than once, the difference between the earliest administration score and the latest administration score is reported.
    • Most Recent column: RLA performance from the most current administration is documented.
    •  Target Range column: The target Lexile range for students at the respective grade level is listed. 
  • Scroll down to see the Proficiency Ranges table, which includes target Lexile ranges for grades 2–12 and links to samples of Imagine Language & Literacy texts for each range.

 For more information, see Imagine Language & Literacy Reading Level Assessment (RLA) - Score Interpretation