Assessment Without Testing
In Core5, student data is easy to access and simple to interpret. While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia’s patented embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides educators with actionable, norm-referenced and criterion-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, MAP, and other commonly used assessments and can save teachers up to a month of instructional time.
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 reaching end-of-year benchmarks. Color-coded icons are used throughout the myLexia reports, signifying risk level in order to visually help educators to quickly assess and compare the risk of reading failure associated with their students (red = high risk; yellow = some risk; green = low risk).
Based on each student's Performance Predictor, myLexia also prescribes the amount of instructional intensity required to improve the likelihood of reaching their end-of-year target, grade-level targets. The "Prescription of Intensity" indicates the recommended number of minutes per week the student should use the program, and highlights the teacher-led instruction necessary on specific skills.
Differentiate and Prioritize Instruction
myLexia provides a data-driven action plan that takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction by helping teachers allocate computer time for the appropriate students and by focusing the teacher or paraprofessional on the greatest instructional needs in the classroom.
Class-level reports on myLexia (shown above) identify the skill areas in which the student is currently working, the specific skills on which the student needs instruction, the student's progress towards weekly usage goals, and the completed levels with certificates of achievement to celebrate success.
The "Plan Instruction" report (shown to the right) provides a quick reference for instructional planning. Updated in real-time, the report shows which students are struggling, which skills they are struggling on; it groups students by skill for small group instruction and provides a link to the structured, skill-specific lesson needed.
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.
Monitor Academic Growth
The myLexia data reports provide insight into progress at the district, school, grade, class, and student level. The overview reports for each level provides a clear snapshot of how students are progressing toward grade-level benchmarks. Monthly changes in student reading gains are also identified, allowing teachers to monitor progress for each student and for the entire class. Administrators can also view this growth, 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 development of foundational reading skills, it is important that they are meeting the recommended minutes in the program.
In the myLexia reports, teachers and administrators have the ability to monitor class and student login usage to ensure the program is being used with fidelity in order to achieve reading success. The myLexia reports give teachers the tools to be effective and monitor student growth and progress.
Identifying teacher login usage is essential in determining whether the data is being utilized to drive instructional decisions. The myLexia reports help administrators monitor how often teachers and staff login and the numbers of times the materials for teacher-led instruction, called Lexia Lessons, have been downloaded.