CommonLit:  Using the Data

CommonLit:  Using the Data

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From the developer:

CommonLit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd-12th-grade classrooms. Search and filter our collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.


CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students. Our resources are:

  • Flexible
  • Research-Based
  • Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Created by teachers, for teachers


Finding and Interpreting the Data


After your students have completed an assignment, click on “My Classes” then choose “Assignments.”  You will then select the class you would like to look at.

On the next screen, you can 1) grade assignments, and 2) look at the data from the assignments.

Click on the graph icon (#2 in the picture above) to look at the data.  You will be able to see whole class results as well as individual results for the guided reading questions and for the assessment.

To see how your classes did as a whole, click on “Student Performance.”  Under this tab, you can see the average of all classes, the highest and lowest performers, and a breakdown by standard.

Earn your stripe:

  1. Take a screenshot of your assessment results.
  2. Look at your class data and tell 2 things that you learned from the data or 2 things that you will implement in your classes based on the data.  

Stripe Submitted by Melissa Winkler

  • Empowered Learner: Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
  • Empowered Learner:  Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge Constructor:  Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
Students use CommonLit to replace the regular reading textbook. Students are given traditional reading textbook stories in a digital format, and are  provided a variety of resources to suit learner needs, and allows them to choose what works best for them.Students are able to read leveled text which allows them to work at their own pace on their own level