Frequently Asked Questions
Below are frequently asked questions about Lexia and our products. Click the arrow on the right-hand side of the accordion to expand your selection. If you would like to speak to a Lexia representative who can answer your questions more in-depth, submit a contact form.
- Lexia® Core5® Reading is literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades Pre-K–5
- Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® is literacy instruction for non-proficient adolescent readers
- Lexia® RAPID™ Assessment is literacy assessment for all students in grades K–12
- Lexia® Core5® Reading is accessible via browser, iPad®, and Chromebook. Lexia PowerUp Literacy is accessible via browser and Chromebook.
- The myLexia App (for educators only) is available for the iPhone®, iPad, iPod® touch, and Apple Watch.
- Student programs are not available on smartphones.
- Student programs are not supported on Kindles.
Lexia for English learners
Audio directions are available in Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Haitian-Creole in Core5. Lexia addresses oral language, reading, spelling, and writing skills for ELS, allowing them to develop these skills with the rest of their class and receive teacher-directed, personalized instruction when needed. There is an explicit and systematic structure to the student activities as well as embedded scaffolding that allows for differentiated instruction. For students who continue to struggle, teacher-led lessons with structured, scripted instructional strategies target areas of weakness.
Lexia in blended learning classrooms
Core5 and PowerUp seamlessly fit into new or existing blended learning implementations. Both reading programs provide daily progress monitoring data as well as resources to connect student performance data to classroom instruction, setting the foundation for connecting each component of a strong blended learning implementation. Most commonly, Core5 and PowerUp are implemented in classroom rotation, computer lab rotation, and 1:1 device blended learning models.
Lexia for literacy interventions
Lexia is uniquely suited to support Response to Intervention and Multi-Tiered System of Supports models. Data-driven action plans help teachers maximize their time by focusing attention where it is needed most by identifying and grouping students for instruction based on risk of reading failure, tracking the effectiveness of intervention with real-time diagnostic reports and trend lines, and prescribing the instructional intensity needed to improve performance on grade-level assessments.
Lexia in extended-day programs
Because Lexia licenses allow customers to install the program on as many devices as necessary, schools can leverage available hardware at home or in community centers. At home, students can access Lexia using their personal computers and tablets. This school-to-home connection provides parents and other caregivers with a closer look into to the educational and literacy needs of their child, facilitating better communication between parents and classroom teachers during conferences.
Yes! Lexia stands as one of the most rigorously researched and independently evaluated 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. Additionally, Lexia’s research team examined the performance of more than 767,000 students across the country who met their usage goals using Core5, and this is what they found:
- The vast majority of students (87%) who started Core5 working on skills in their grade level reached their end-of-year, grade-level benchmark or advanced to complete the next grade’s end-of-year benchmark in Core5.
- More than half of students (53%) who started Core5 working on skills one grade below their grade level closed the reading gap and reached their end-of-year, grade-level benchmarking Core5.
- Over half of students (55%) who started Core5 working on skills two or more grades below their grade level substantially reduced their risk for reading failure, ending the school year working on skills in their grade level or reached their end-of-year, grade-level benchmark in Core5.
These gains were not just limited to Lexia’s own instructional benchmarks. Their success translated into improved performance in commonly used assessments such as STAR, MAP®, DIBELS Next, and AIMSweb®. Read the full correlation reports.
Yes! Lexia's instructional products are proven effective when implemented with fidelity, so to ensure the best possible outcome for your school or district, we partner with you to meet your specific literacy goals through a sustainable, measurable, and successful implementation. Your assigned Implementation manager will proactively consult with and assist your team throughout the year including launch training, data coaching, and success metrics reviews. Implementation services are customizable, so for more information, click here.
Lexia's customer support team can provide answers to all technical questions and provide guidance on how to use Lexia products. Support is available via phone and email Monday—Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST (except holidays). For more information about Lexia support, click here.
For pricing questions, please contact Lexia sales at 800-435-3942, or click here to fill out a contact form and a Lexia representative will reach out to you.
While Lexia Learning does not sell individual licenses for home use/homeschool, you can purchase Lexia products through the Family Literacy Centers.
No. Lexia only offers products for literacy instruction and assessment.
Literacy can and should be for all.
Lexia® is committed to improving literacy for all students through research-proven, technology-based programs. This commitment inspires us to work continuously toward enhancing the accessibility of our products to serve the needs of learners with disabilities.
Lexia is taking concrete steps toward the goal of achieving alignment of our products and services with accessibility standards, including Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 A and AA criteria. Technologies and requirements are continually evolving, and compliance with accessibility standards is an ongoing process—not a simple, static, one-and-done exercise. As with all educational technology services and providers, some criteria in some accessibility standards may not be applicable to or currently supported within all of our educational products and services.
Some of our actions to enhance accessibility include:
- Establishment of a Lexia accessibility task force which is responsible for enhancing alignment with accessibility standards
- Augmentations to existing product review and design roadmaps to amplify focus on accessibility
- Engagement with respected industry partners to better understand and prioritize development needs.
- Ongoing testing and review of our curriculum products.
Examples of recent accessibility improvements include:
- Removing time limits from Lexia® Core5® Reading Passage Fluency activities to support students who need extra time to interact with content
- Implementing closed captioning for all video content in Lexia® PowerUp Literacy®
- Developing and supporting the availability of NIMAS versions of Lexia instructional resources via the NIMAC directory as a way to support schools producing Braille readers, digital audio, or other student-ready formats. These include Lexia Lessons®, Lexia Skill Builders®, and other instructional materials in the program
Lexia’s internal product design, development, and enhancement process incorporates considerations around accessibility throughout the product life cycle. We are committed to continued support of evolving WCAG standards and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as part of our product road maps.
While we would like to be able to quantify our goals toward meeting various WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 AA criteria, our products have been thoughtfully designed over many years and deliver research-proven instructional outcomes. So, we are careful in the approach we take as we implement changes and enhancements, to avoid unanticipated negative impacts to our products and functionality, which are used and relied on by our school and district customers nationwide.
We passionately support the ultimate goal of making all products as accessible as possible, and look forward to sharing more information as additional enhancements and/or new features are implemented.
Voyager Sopris Learning® is a specialist in reading, writing, and math intervention. Through a holistic suite of teacher-trusted interventions and formative assessments, created by the best minds and most-renowned authors in their field, it helps students of all abilities master the foundational skills for success. As part of Lexia’s acquisition by Cambium Learning, Voyager Sopris Learning became part of Lexia in 2022.
For more information, visit www.voyagersoprislearning.com.
As part of Lexia’s acquisition by Cambium Learning, Voyager Sopris Learning became part of Lexia in 2022. Together, Lexia, a leading brand in literacy and language solutions, and Voyager Sopris Learning, a specialist in reading, writing, and math intervention products, offer our customers complementary solutions that meet the diverse needs of the growing education market.
For more information, visit www.voyagersoprislearning.com.
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