Orange USD Study Shows Gains Using Lexia Reading Core5 in a Blended Learning Model - Tech Learning

Orange USD Study Shows Gains Using Lexia Reading Core5 in a Blended Learning Model

Like many schools throughout the country, California Elementary School, in Orange Unified School District (USD), faces a significant challenge helping students reach grade-level proficiency in reading.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Like many schools throughout the country, California Elementary School, in Orange Unified School District (USD), faces a significant challenge helping students reach grade-level proficiency in reading. With a student population comprised of 90 percent English Language Learners and 94 percent receiving free or reduced price lunch, many students begin the year two or more years below grade level. To address this challenge, California Elementary School implemented Lexia Reading® Core5® blended learning program as part of a pilot program in the spring of 2015.

California Elementary School sought to determine the benefits of a blended learning approach to reading instruction, and to examine the relationship between use of Lexia Reading Core5 and gains on DIBELS Next, a commonly used reading assessment.

The pilot program entailed the use of Lexia Reading Core5 in conjunction with the school’s existing curriculum for English Language Arts, Houghton Mifflin Reading (Medallion Edition). Second-grade classrooms were randomly assigned as intervention (Core5) and control (non-Core5) groups. There were 49 Core5 students and 25 non-Core5 students. All students received the same amount of overall reading instruction and intervention time (120 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively). Using Lexia Reading Core5, students completed activities focusing on the five main areas of reading instruction, developing skills such as initial/final consonants discrimination, silent-e word construction, categorizing, idioms, and reading comprehension. Students worked independently in the online program, and teachers used real-time reports and instructional materials to provide face-to-face intervention and address skill gaps as they emerged.

At the start of the pilot program, 16% of the second grade students were working on grade-level skills in Lexia Reading Core5. By May, after 16 weeks of using Lexia Reading Core5, 69% were working on grade-level skills or had reached benchmark. In addition, students using Lexia Reading Core5 had higher average percent growth on DIBELS Next with 25% growth compared to 6% growth for the non-Core5 students.

For more information about Lexia Reading Core5, visit www.lexialearning.com

Featured

Related

Lexia Learning Releases White Paper on Choosing Educational Technology  That Helps, Rather than Hinders, Students’ Intrinsic Motivation promo image

Orange Unified School District Study Shows Dramatic Gains Using Lexia Reading Core5 in a Blended Learning Model

BOSTON (March 17, 2016) – Like many schools throughout the country, California Elementary School, in Orange Unified School District (USD), faces a significant challenge helping students reach grade-level proficiency in reading. With a student population comprised of 90 percent English Language Learners and 94 percent receiving free or reduced price lunch, many students begin the year two or more years below grade level. To address this challenge, California Elementary School implemented Lexia Reading® Core5® blended learning program as part of a rigorous pilot program in the spring of 2015, which yielded dramatic and statistically significant results.

Encouraged By Significant Literacy Gains by Students, Four Southern California School Districts Expand Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Program

 La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Reports 79% of Students Achieved Reading Gains of at Least One Grade Level During School Year Using Lexia’s Personalized Learning Model   BOSTON —Oct. 14, 2014 — After successfully piloting the Lexia Reading® Core5® program in six schools, the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District in California has expanded its use of the program to include all 17 elementary schools in the district.  Developed by Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, the award-winning program helps students make significant gains in the five areas of reading including phonological awareness, phonics, automaticity/fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. In addition to La Mesa-Spring Valley, three of California’s largest school districts have expanded usage of the program districtwide: Palm Springs Unified School District has implemented the program as an essential part of their literacy curriculum; Colton Joint Unified School District in Riverside County has expanded usage to 24 schools; and Newport Mesa Unified School District broadly expanded their use of the program for this school year, adding it to 18 schools throughout the district. 

Orange USD Study Shows Gains Using Lexia Reading Core5 in a Blended Learning Model promo image

Students Complete Record Number of Reading Skills Activities on Lexia Reading Core5

BOSTON (August 13, 2015) – Lexia Learning®, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, today announced that students using the Lexia Reading® Core5® pre-K–5 fundamental literacy program reached a significant milestone last school year—and they are poised to surpass that achievement in the upcoming year. In a recent national analysis of student progress from the 2014–15 school year, Lexia found that students mastered 15.3 million reading skills in Lexia Reading Core5. 

Lexia Learning Releases White Paper on Using Educational Technology  to Foster a Growth Mindset In Students promo image

Utah State Evaluation Report Validates Literacy Gains For Students Using Lexia Reading Core5

External Evaluators Also Find Lexia’s Blended Learning Program to be the Only State-Approved Literacy Offering to Demonstrate a Positive Effect on First Grade Reading Levels BOSTON (March 23, 2017) – After implementing Lexia Reading Core5® for more than 55,000 students, Utah schools have seen considerable literacy gains. According to a new report released by the Utah State Board of Education for the Early Intervention Software Program grant (EISP) 2015-2016 school year, students with strong performance in Core5 also had increased gains in The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS).  DIBELS are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI), which conducted the report, also found that students using Core5 had the highest fidelity of use across all the literacy products being assessed.

THE Journal Readers Recognize Lexia Reading Core5 as a Top Ed Tech Product in Schools promo image

Charter Schools Across the Country Renew and Expand Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Literacy Program After Experiencing Extraordinary Gains

86% of charter school students using the program with fidelity advance one or more grade levels in Core5 during 2016-2017 school year BOSTON (Nov. 9, 2017) – Committed to rigorous personalized instruction, positive school culture, and support of lifelong learners, the nation’s charter schools are posting remarkable gains with the Lexia Reading Core5® literacy program. With almost 700 charter institutions already using Core5 to enhance students’ reading abilities, Charter Schools USA; Somerset Academy Miramar (Florida); and Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) Irving Park, a Distinctive Schools campus, are among the most recent Charter Management Organizations and charter schools to renew and expand their use of Lexia’s highly regarded, research-proven reading approach.