Research Proven

Lexia stands as one of the most rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and respected reading programs in the world. In numerous studies published in peer-reviewed journals, Lexia has been found to accelerate the development of critical fundamental literacy skills in elementary grades. Lexia Strategies has also been shown to be effective in remediating struggling readers in middle school.

All of Lexia's published studies followed rigorous scientific standards, including the use of control groups, pre-testing/post-testing, standardized and norm-referenced reading tests, and stringent statistical data analysis.

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Research Presentations

Representatives from Lexia's Education and Research Department have presented research on Lexia's efficacy and pedagogical components at conferences around the world.

  • The impact of summer slide on reading growth for low SES students across two years.   
    Poster presentation at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Meeting. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Crawford-Brooke, E., Macaruso, P., & Schechter, R.L. (2017, July).

  • Educational technology can effectively differentiate instruction for reader profiles. 
    Poster presentation at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Meeting. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Baron, L., Hogan, T., Schechter, R., & Brook, E. (2017, July).  

  • Using persona profiles to personalize learning for non-proficient adolescent readers.
    Workshop presentation at International Literacy Association (ILA) Conference. Burnell, K., & Canfield, C., (2017, July).

  • Assessment without testing: Using performance measures embedded in a technology-based instructional program as indicators of reading ability.
    Paper presentation at EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Washington, DC. Mitchell, A., Baron, L., & Macaruso, P. (2017, June).   

  • Examining the impact of blended learning on third grade reading skills.   
    Roundtable presentation at ISTE 2016. San Antonio, TX. Wilkes, S., Treat, A., Kazakoff, E., & Prescott, J. (June, 2017).

  • Do implementation services really work?: An inquiry into implementation support packages for blended learning programs. 
    Poster presentation at the Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX. Schechter, R., Meyer, D., Prescott, J. (2017, April).

  • Evaluating the Application of Self-determination theory to Motivational Design in a Blended Learning Literacy Program
    Roundtable presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, TX. Kazakoff, E.R., Orkin, M., Bundschuh, K. (2017, April).


  • Can a Blended Learning Model of Reading Instruction Support the Development of ELL Students' Reading Skills in Kindergarten?
    Poster presentation at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Meeting. Porto, Portugal. Brooke, E., Kazakoff, E.R., Macaruso, P., & Prescott, J. (2016, July). 

  • Using Computerized Assessment to Identify Profiles of Reading and Language Skills in Elementary and Secondary Students.
    Symposium at National Conference on Student Assessment 2016. Philadelphia, PA. Foorman, B., Petscher, Y., Brooke, E., & Mitchell, A. (2016, June). 

  • Applying SDT in the Design of Literacy Software for Children. 
    Presentation at The 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory.  Victoria, B.C., Canada. Kazakoff, E.R., & Ronstadt, K. (2016, June).

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