Lexia’s Products are Back-to-School Ready for 2023-2024
As we eagerly approach a new school year, teachers are looking to leverage tools they know and trust to help them address the unique and individual challenges students will face this fall.
At Lexia®, we have also been focused on this. Our commitment remains strong to support administrators, teachers, parents, and students as we work together to close learning gaps and lessen learning disparities. That’s why we’re sharing highlights of what’s new with our expanded suite of products and services and why we prioritized these updates for the 2023–2024 school year.
What’s Fresh with Core5?
- Lexia® Core5® Reading is a comprehensive literacy program designed to support students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. With a blend of online tasks and offline materials, Core5 offers personalized learning experiences, promoting essential reading skills engagingly and effectively.
Research and Effectiveness:
- Lexia Core5 Reading is a highly researched literacy program with 19 peer-reviewed studies emphasizing its effectiveness.
- A recent publication in the Journal of Learning Disabilities reinforces its positive impact, especially on students with special needs.
- New research reveals schools with strong Core5 implementations score seven points higher on the third-grade SBAC ELA Assessment.
- The study was also reviewed by Evidence for ESSA and rated as “Strong.” The researchers found Core5 users earned significantly higher MAP scores and were twice as likely to be proficient readers than control students.
- New skill checks verify student mastery of skills at the end of program levels. This complements Lexia’s embedded assessment.
- Fourteen new culturally responsive texts were added to Passage Fluency activities.
- New unit introductions prompt students to use knowledge of letter-sound correspondences when reading sight words, aligning with the science of reading.
- Twenty-one decodable readers are now available, up from 16, providing more practice with decoding skills.
- In alignment with the science of reading and research-based best practices, Core5 has added new unit introductions that prompt students to use their knowledge of letter-sound correspondences when reading high-frequency words.
New Tweaks in PowerUp Literacy
- Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® combines adaptive blended learning to rapidly enhance foundational literacy skills and higher-order cognitive capabilities for students in grades 6–12.
- New skill checks are added at the end of levels and zones to provide insight into student mastery of skills.
- Content updated across comprehension levels with new culturally responsive texts and diverse biographies.
- Enhanced language supports added, including translations and home letters in multiple languages.
- A 2022 study in Computers in Schools showed the positive impact of PowerUp on silent reading fluency.
- A notable addition is its support for multiple languages. PowerUp now offers native language support in Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Haitian-Creole, French, Portuguese, and Polish.
Lexia English Language Development Highlights
- Lexia® English Language Development® uses technology to fast-track English language proficiency and academic linguistic skills for Emergent Bilinguals in grades K–6.
- Enhanced speech recognition engine for improved performance in speaking activities.
- Updated Lexia Lessons® for Listening Practice are now available as interactive Google Slides.
- New features help motivate students, like level-completion notifications and returning to the last encounter.
- A peer-reviewed study showed students using Lexia English scored higher on the California ELPAC exam.
What’s new with Lexia Professional Learning
- Lexia LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) for Administrators offers instructional leaders an in-depth understanding of the science of reading, equipping them with the knowledge and tools essential for implementing and sustaining a robust literacy initiative.
- Lexia Aspire™ Professional Learning is a new offering building literacy expertise for upper-elementary and middle school educators. It is tailored for educators of adolescent students, delivering evidence-based literacy strategies designed to amplify student outcomes from grades 4–8.
Features and Enhancements:
- Lexia LETRS for Administrators offers practical tools and resources grounded in the latest research.
- A new course further enriches administrators' expertise in leading literacy initiatives.
- Coming soon, visually rich dashboards will provide Lexia LETRS Course Managers with an insightful overview of implementation.
- Course Managers can more easily manage participant access and licenses through streamlined automation.
- Ongoing updates focus on enhancing accessibility and affirming our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Empowers educators in grades 4–8 across subjects to build literacy skills.
- Educators can select courses most relevant to their classroom needs.
- Courses offer actionable classroom strategies rooted in the science of reading.
- Through a partnership with the American College of Education, educators can earn graduate credits.
Kicking Off the New School Year with Lexia
At Lexia, we take pride in renewing our commitment to continuously updating our services to meet the ever-changing needs of educators, administrators, parents, and students. We appreciate our community of educators and always strive to tailor our products to resonate with their needs and objectives. As we embrace this upcoming academic year, many of our enhancements have been influenced directly by educators’ invaluable feedback. We eagerly await to see these updates in action, assisting students in their academic journey. Please continue to share insight with us!
Learn more about our approach to learning and mission to help all students learn to read.
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