Report: Lexia Core5 Reading Program Yields Literacy Gains For Utah K-3 Students

Lexia Learning reports that after seven months of using Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) program, 3,250 K-3 students in 10 elementary schools throughout the state of Utah have made substantial literacy gains. The elementary schools highlighted in a recently released report are exemplar schools using the Early Interactive Software Program grant offered through the Utah State Board of Education, and their students have been consistently using Core5 since August 2019.

In an earlier research report on a large Utah school district, researchers had also observed that in addition to progress within the program during the 2018-2019 school year, students’ performance in Core5 aligned with their end-of-year scores on the Acadience Reading assessment. Nearly all of the students (94%) who ended the school year working on material above their grade level in Core5 also scored in the At or Above Benchmark ranges on Acadience Reading.

Developed by Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST) company, Core5 provides a structured approach to six critical areas of reading. The program provides students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5 with scaffolded, standards-aligned activities. 

In the 10 exemplar schools, the percentage of students working in or above grade level almost doubled, increasing from 46% at the beginning of the fall to 90% by the middle of March 2020. The proportion of students working below grade level decreased substantially, from 54% to 10% in just over half of a school year.

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