CARES Act Colorado

WE’RE HELPING COLORADO SHAPE EDUCATION IN THE COVID-19 ERA.

Remote learning is an integral part of reopening school districts across Colorado and allowing them to continue to meet state-mandated policy goals set forth in the state’s READ Act. Lexia continues to be a valuable resource for state educators, students, and administrators during this critical time as they decide how to best distribute federal ESSER and GEER funds from the CARES Act.

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REDUCING COVID’S IMPACT ON COLORADO’S STUDENTS

Colorado has provided recommendations on how best to spend federal funds allocated to curb the effects of COVID-19 on school districts, and Governor Polis has created a P-20 innovation fund to specifically tackle these challenges. Lexia’s literacy programs can address Colorado’s learning priorities, allowing districts and educators to focus on cultivating student-centered distance learning environments and instruction instead of testing out lackluster solutions.

 

HELPING COLORADO MEET STATE-LEVEL POLICY GOALS

COVID-19 has put Colorado’s school districts at risk of not meeting state-level literacy requirements put forth in the READ Act. Whether meeting in the classroom or virtually, districts and educators can maintain state-level literacy goals through Lexia’s programs in the fall. These programs, which are already approved under the READ Act, focus on achieving reading proficiency in grades K–3 and beyond.

 

DECREASING LEARNING LOSS

Although learning loss due to COVID-19 is a reality, Lexia’s programs can support district efforts to keep students reading at grade level by using adaptive assessments and individualized learning models that enable students to build their skills and improve reading capabilities.

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Parents Play a Valuable Role

Since students can log into Lexia Reading Core5® anywhere that there is an internet connection, there are many ways parents can extend their children’s learning outside the classroom. 

 

Lexia Inspires

I love that Lexia personally meets children at their level, targets their needs from phonics to comprehension and challenges them, but continually gives reinforcements and praise. Students want to achieve. They constantly want to share what they are learning and what they are accomplishing. 

 

Comfortable & Confident

I have a student that has social, emotional and attention struggles. Therefore, it is a challenge to get him to work on an activity for more than a few minutes. He also lacks self-esteem and confidence in many school subjects, especially reading, so he does not put forth much effort.

 

Colorado State Progress Report

Over 21,000 students in grades K-5 used the Lexia® Cores® Reading (Cores) blended learning program as recommended during the 2018/19 school year in 328 schools across Colorado. Students of all abilities made substantial progress in Cores across the year.

 

PowerUp Literacy Alignment to Colorado ELA Standards

Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® Alignment to 2020 Colorado Reading, Writing, and Communicating Standards for Language Arts. Grade: K—Adopted: 2018 (Implemented 2020).

 

Core5 Alignment to Colorado READ Act

The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act), passed by the Colorado legislature in 2012, focuses on early literacy development for all students kindergarten through grade three, and especially for students at risk  of not reaching grade level proficiency in reading by the end of third grade. Students are tested for reading skills, and those who are not reading at grade level are given individual READ Plans.