BOSTON — June 26, 2012 — One of the greatest
challenges facing teachers today is the task of individualizing and
differentiating instruction, and then intervening when students begin to
struggle. At the same time, administrators at the building and district level
are seeking ways to monitor their students’ progress towards meeting year-end
benchmarks, without increasing the burden of traditional testing.
Learning today announced new product innovations to its research-validated,
tech-based reading program, Lexia Reading®. These enhancements provide teachers
with a simple, yet dynamic action plan to differentiate instruction for every
student. In addition, Lexia's patent-pending system of Assessment Without
Testing® provides administrators monthly, norm-referenced measures of student
proficiency at the district, grade, school, class and student level, and
notifies teachers via email when students are struggling.
hear repeatedly from administrators that simplifying and monitoring the
effectiveness of differentiated instruction is one of their greatest
challenges," said Lexia CEO and President Nick Gaehde. "Lexia Reading
is an essential part of every reading curriculum that addresses those needs,
and helps teachers to accelerate skill development for all students."
Reading provides individualized learning, which is both student-driven and
teacher-led, as well as norm-referenced performance data without interrupting
the flow of instruction to administer a test. Based on skill level and rate of
progress in the program, Lexia Reading predicts each student’s chance of
reaching an end-of-year benchmark. These sophisticated, research-based measures
are correlated to, and highly predictive of, student outcomes on other commonly
used measures such as DIBELS® and AIMSweb®.
the latest innovations in Lexia Reading, classroom teachers receive a
data-driven classroom action plan that identifies students for small group
instruction and prioritizes those students at the greatest risk of reading
failure. The data interface, which is accessible via browser or iPad and iPhone
app, also provides student-specific action plans that recommend teacher-led
instructional materials to support struggling students, as well as the
prescribed intensity of instruction to improve performance on year-end,
About Lexia Learning
with a promise to improve student literacy through the use of technology, Lexia
Reading is an essential component of reading instruction that has helped
millions of students build reading skills. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com or call 1-800-435-3942.
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