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Technology Feature Brief: Manual Text Leveling

Screenshot of Clusive switch panel that has text with least challenge, more challenge, or most challenge.

Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST



Text leveling is a process in which text is modified manually by a human to be simpler or more complex to fit a student’s reading skills. Text leveling is beneficial because educators can match reading materials to individual learners’ skill levels.

The Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST conducted literature reviews and testing within Clusive, our adaptive and accessible web-based reader designed during the project, to develop Technology Feature Briefs. These briefs are designed for educators, developers, and researchers to find out more about particular features within technology tools, how they’re used, and whether they might be effective in addressing different barriers within a technology environment.

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Center on Inclusive Software for Learning at CAST. (2023). Technology Feature Brief: Manual Text Leveling. CAST.

This content was developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H327A170002. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Celia Rosenquist.

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