• After students take a Placement Test, they are assigned a Reading Difficulty Level. The chart below explains each level as well as its Lexile range.

    Zinc Difficulty Levels

    Tip: I am working some level 3, 4, and 5 articles (as a student)—and even I find levels 4 and 5 challenging. If you feel your assigned Reading Level is too difficult (or too easy), notify me because I can override the Placement Test and adjust the level.