Our reading expertise
Lexia Learning, A Cambium Learning® Group company, is one of the best-known and most highly respected reading-technology companies in the world. Founded in 1984 with private funding and grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Lexia’s instructional and assessment programs play a critical role in helping educators deliver personalized literacy instruction for millions of K–12 students across the world.
Lexia® Core5® Reading, the company’s award-winning, flagship product, has set the standard for technology-based reading instruction by providing explicit, systematic, personalized learning on fundamental literacy skills for students of all abilities in grades Pre-K–5. With the addition of Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® for struggling and non-proficient readers in grades six and above, and Lexia® RAPID™ Assessment for screening and monitoring reading and language skills for all students in grades K–12, Lexia continues its promise to improve student achievement by leveraging technology to personalize learning and simplify the use of data to drive instruction.
Our commitment to efficacy
Lexia’s ongoing commitment to peer-reviewed efficacy research and gold-standard outcome studies lead the industry and are at the center of our pedagogical approach. All Lexia programs are designed according to the latest scientific findings in education and interface design and are tested for outcomes in schools. Additionally, Lexia programs are proven to improve learning outcomes required by federal mandates under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (our rigorous research portfolio of studies published over the past 15 years meets the highest levels of evidence under ESSA needed to evaluate instructional programs).
Lexia Learning history
In 1984, Lexia was founded by Bob Lemire. Bob wasn’t a reading specialist or researcher and he wasn’t looking for a new career; he was already a well-respected investment advisor and land-use consultant. What Bob Lemire did have, though, was a son diagnosed with dyslexia. In search of an answer, Lemire took his son to his friend, Dr. Edwin Cole—noted neurologist and head of the Reading Clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the founder of several schools for students with dyslexia. He had been a long time colleague of Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham, principal creators of the respected reading system that carries their name.
After testing, his son was diagnosed as developmentally dyslexic and received one-on-one tutoring. Moved by his son’s success in overcoming his reading difficulties, Lemire realized that many other children had reading difficulties and most of them did not have the same resources and guidance as his family. Lemire and Dr. Cole began to discuss the issue with neighbor Dr. Littleton Meeks, an expert in technology. Despite the fact that computers were still in their infancy, the three decided to create a company that would use computer technology to help students receive the explicit, systematic, and personalized instruction they needed to become successful readers and confident learners.
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