BOSTON (Sept. 7, 2017) – In order to increase the flexibility and efficiency with which districts and schools can administer adaptive reading assessment, Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company, has made the Lexia RAPID Assessment™ literacy program available on iPad with the RAPID iOS app. The computer-adaptive screener and diagnostic tool for grades K-12 is now available on the App Store.
“Many school districts we work with requested a version of RAPID for iPad,” said Lexia President Nick Gaehde. “Now educators have the option of using RAPID on either a browser or an iPad. This will provide greater ease of administration, increased accessibility for younger students and a powerful complement to our Lexia Reading Core5® literacy instruction program which also is available as an app.”
Administered up to three times a year, RAPID efficiently screens the skills most predictive of end-of-year reading success. Setting it apart from other screening assessments, RAPID discretely measures the academic language skills that play a significant role in overall reading comprehension, particularly as students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. In addition, RAPID provides educators with actionable data that identifies literacy instructional priorities at the district, school, class, and student level.
Morgen Owings Elementary School in the state of Washington is one of the many schools that have benefitted fromhow RAPID’s immediately available data empowers their teachers to align literacy instruction to address students’ identified strengths and weaknesses in word recognition, academic language, and reading comprehension. “Just like in many schools and districts around the country – we too, had assessment fatigue and frustration over which was the best method for evaluating reading progress,” said Principal Heidi Busk. “What we now know is that when assessments are properly administered and integrated into instruction, the resulting data can provide teachers with valuable information to support student learning, and this is what Lexia has given us.”
Additional information about Lexia RAPID Assessment can be found at http://www.lexialearning.com/ solutions/literacy-assessment-k-12.
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About Lexia Learning
Lexia Learning, a division of Rosetta Stone, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. For more than 30 years, the company has been on the leading edge of research and product development as it relates to student reading skills. With a robust offering that includes solutions for differentiated instruction, personalized learning and assessment, Lexia Learning provides educators with the tools to intensify and accelerate literacy skills development for students of all abilities. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone’s literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com. “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.