School Girl 09's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
I have a lot of newer scholastic books and older chapter books donated from retired teachers. I have over 300 and I stopped scanning after scanning fifty or so. I could only label four books by lexile level. All that I would see was that they were not in the system. I would then manually type them in to learn the same thing. Not as easy as advertised.
sjgodek's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
This will take you time, no joke. I spent probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 hours entering books, and that was only for a total of 300 books - many teachers have far more. However, now that I have all of my books entered, I am SO GRATEFUL to have this service. It is so nice to look up ranges of books for my students and consider what books will be appropriate reading for them as we enter this school year. My biggest complaint is that not all books are in the database, and not all of those entered have a reading level listed.
Only way is up!'s Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
This app is so helpful- once I have all my classroom books put in- I will be able to sort them by GR level and check them out to students and hopefully keep control of my inventory and who has what books!!!
ffjdksjevevdjcj's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
I bought this thinking it would help level my classroom library. I wish I was joking when I say that this app literally had zero of the books that I had. Save the money and use Scholastic Book Wizard instead. It’s free and it has almost all of the books that you would have in your classroom library. I need my money back now.
mariceh93's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
There's good and bad to this app. The great thing is they have a classroom library and it gives a check in and check out system which can be very helpful to teachers. On the other end, I've looked up GR levels that are missing and submit them and it gives me a message that they are reviewing it. When does that process happen? It seems like the creators of this app are a little out of the loop with the reviewers. People are asking for better quality and paying for this app makes it even more frustrating when something doesn't work how it's advertised. Also, it's exhausting to spend forever leveling books by typing all the titles in because it's more likely they will come up then if you scan it. This app has great potential. Please update it.
Wendyparrino's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
This app was useless. I downloaded it based on the advertising that you could obtain a lexile level for a book based on scanning the bar code. It doesn't work. I scanned five or more books and none had a lexile level. I'd like a refund and to delete this useless app. I would give zero stars if I could.
gingerspiceytexasdicey's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
I’m seriously disappointed for a $5 app. Do not expect much. The developer has LOTS to improve on and since this has been around for minimum two years, I’m not sure it will ever happen. If you’re looking for an app to offer a range of age-appropriate and new suggestions starting from Kindergarten, do not buy. If you’re looking for an app to help you conveniently convert your child’s school books across all genres to use the scale by which your child is assessed, do not buy this app. If you would like to filter your search by reading level or interest, do not buy this app. -Does it have an ISBN scanner? Yes. -Will the scanner find your book? 50/50 chance, higher if it’s a popular book publisher. -If the book is in the program’s database, will it convert your personal books’ levels for you? You have a 99% chance they do NOT have it already leveled, nor converted, in their database. -Does it have suggestions by grade level? The programmer has grouped K-1st together, then 2nd-3rd, then 4th-5th, then middle school, and lastly high school. As most people know, skill level by each grade varies remarkably. -How many suggestions in each category? About 20-25, they appear to be the popular stuff that every well-read parent already has in their personal library such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Corduroy, The Giving Tree, Charlotte’s Web, etc. -Who converts or levels the books? Who knows? Anyone who registers as a teacher can submit a rating or level. In summation, this app neither helped me level nor convert books I already have for my children and it also did not offer me any creative, new suggestions to help me to expand my children’s interests. If you still buy, just know the developer has made it where his/her paying customers can level/convert/rate the book if they want to do the developer’s job. If you’re a parent and an underpaid teacher like me, is your $5 worth it?
Long-View Micro School's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
We love this app because it levels books and catalogs them at the same time, which obviously saves some time for us because we need both functions. But we would say there were some incorrect F&P levels, so just be careful of that. We had to cross-reference about 15% of books with another source. And most of those showed the incorrect level in the Level It app. The scanning feature worked fabulously and made it so easy. We would definitely recommend this app to those that need leveling and cataloging, just keeping in mind that some of the levels may be off.
Begar80's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
Out of all the books I have searched so far (about 15 well known books), I have only found two with minimal information/description. I really like the set up and presentation but what good is any of that if it doesn’t serve its purpose. Refunds should be a guarantee.
tink 2515's Review of Level It BooksReviewed on 9/20/19 2:01 PM
More books were not listed than were Very frustrating