Using Data to Drive Instruction
Reduce dependence on traditional testing and save up to one month of instructional time.
While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia’s embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides educators with actionable, norm-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. The assessment data is correlated to and highly predictive of outcomes on DIBELS, AIMSweb, MAPS and other commonly used norm-referenced assessments. This lowers expenditures on assessments and, according to a national survey, saves teachers up to a month of instructional time.
Administrators and educators can access data reports on a browser, iPad app, or iPhone app and are available at a student, class, grade, school, and district level.
Predict students’ risk of reading failure
The myLexia data reports provide educators with a “Performance Predictor” that informs them of each student’s percent chance of each student reaching end-of-year benchmarks. Color-coded icons signify risk level in order to visually help educators to quickly assess and compare the risk of reading failure associated with their students, classes, schools, or district. (Red = high risk; yellow = some risk; green = low risk.) The Performance Predictors also provide educators a “Prescription of Intensity”—recommended levels of instructional intensity for each student — designed to improve chances of reaching their end-of-year target.
Prioritize allocation of time and resources
With access to detailed reports of school, grade, class, and student data, educators can make informed decisions by monitoring student progress and planning instruction based on students’ risk level and needs, helping to prioritize limited time. The Prescription of Intensity that is recommended for each student allows educators to allocate computer time for each student, as well as additional reading block time and use of paraprofessionals. It also provides structured, skill-specific lessons, called Lexia Lessons (view examples), which offer step-by-step strategies for teachers or paraprofessionals specific to each student’s skill-gaps. This ensures that the appropriate skill-gaps are being addressed with targeted resources when students are struggling.
Monitor academic growth
The myLexia data reports provide insight into progress on a district, school, grade, class, and student level. The home page for each level provides a clear, real-time snapshot of how students are progressing toward grade-level benchmarks. Monthly change in student reading gains is also identified, allowing educators to monitor progress for each student and their entire class. Administrators can also view this change, giving them the ability to monitor reading gains over time on a grade, school and district level.
Ensure fidelity of implementation
In order for students to accelerate foundational reading skills and close the gap, it is important that they are meeting the recommended minutes in the program. In a national study, 62% of high-risk students who used the program as recommended reached their on-level, end-of-year benchmark, advancing one or more grade levels during the same school year. In the myLexia reports, administrators have the ability to monitor class and teacher login usage to ensure the program is being used with fidelity in order to achieve reading success. Identifying teacher login usage is essential in determining whether the data is being utilized to drive instructional decisions.
Monitor progress aligned to the Common Core State Standards
With the ability to assess students as they work in the program, performance data aligned to the Common Core State Standards is provided, allowing educators to see the standards each student must meet and the progress he or she is making towards that standard.