Lexia Learning is one of the best-known and most highly respected reading technology companies in the world. Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Lexia was founded 28 years ago with private funding and grants obtained from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Today, the company maintains a keen focus on its promise to improve student literacy through the use of technology, and has helped millions of students build reading skills. In 2008, EdNET recognized Lexia Learning with its “EdNET Impact Award,” given to the company making the most important contributions in the education industry through products and services.
Lexia Reading: A Technology-Based Approach to Reading Instruction
Designed as an essential component of every reading curriculum, Lexia Reading provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning on foundational reading skills, and delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. This scalable, research-proven, technology-based system predicts students’ year-end performance and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction. Lexia Reading advances reading skills development for all students pre–K through grade four, and helps intensify and accelerate learning for at-risk students in grades 4–12.
Lexia Reading follows the proven approach recommended by the National Reading Panel, Reading First and leading experts. Students learn skills in sequence, logically building an understanding, while gaining competency and preparing for the next skill. Lexia’s Assessment Without Testing technology determines each student’s skill level and rate of progress, predicts their chance of reaching end-of-year benchmarks and prescribes the instructional intensity to improve performance on grade-level assessments.
All of Lexia’s products are designed according to the latest scientific findings in education and interface design, and are tested for outcomes in schools. Lexia has self-funded much of its own research and maintains a substantial national database of student performance data. Additional research funding from state and federal agencies including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Scientifically based, peer-reviewed studies evaluating Lexia products have shown their effectiveness with multi-ethnic populations in Texas, Massachusetts, Utah, Connecticut and the United Kingdom. The use of Lexia Reading software supported achievement gains by study groups that proved to be significantly superior to those achieved by control groups receiving equal amounts of traditional instruction and practice.
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