Literacy Acceleration for Students in Grades Pre-K–5
Lexia® Core5® Reading is an adaptive blended learning program that accelerates the development of literacy skills for students of all abilities, helping them make that critical shift from learning to read to reading to learn.
Acceleration For All
Elementary school years are a pivotal time for reading development, as they create a foundation for learning across all subject areas. Yet, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), year after year, roughly 60% of American fourth-graders are not reaching reading proficiency. For these children, literacy will continue to present a steeper uphill climb in the absence of targeted instruction and intervention.
Core5 was developed with a mission to mitigate that gap. Built on Structured Literacy, Core5 is intended to help provide equitable learning opportunities for all students, as well as to transform student learning for success and well-being. By enabling educators to provide differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities, Lexia's research-proven program helps substantially reduce students' risk of not meeting grade-level standards while still being able to give accelerated and on-track students the instruction they need to thrive.
Engaged StudentsPlay Video
Core5 supports student agency and growth mindset, giving students a choice over their path and pace through the program, along with awareness and ownership of performance and progress. The program provides an environment of encouragement with an understanding that learning is ongoing and provides students a safe place to try, fail, and retry.Learn More about Engaged Students
Empowered EducatorsPlay Video
Based on student performance in the online program, Core5 alerts and recommends specific intervention and practice resources, empowering educators to focus on what matters most: delivering just the right instruction at just the right time.Learn More about Empowered Educators
While many reading programs may be described as research-based, Core5 is research-proven to improve learning outcomes. Core5 is evaluated by using rigorous scientific methods and has been found effective with a variety of populations to help close the literacy gap in as little as 10 weeks.
Adaptive blended learning model
In Core5’s three-step adaptive blended learning model, students are motivated by their own success as they follow their own personalized learning paths. Core5 makes student performance data easy to access and simple to interpret, and teachers have the resources they need for face-to-face instruction and independent student practice.
Real-time actionable data to inform instruction
Lexia’s patented Assessment Without Testing® (AWT) technology provides teachers and administrators a full view of progress by student, class, school, or district without stopping instruction to give a test— saving teachers up to a MONTH of instructional time by:
- Identifying student risk levels
- Predicting future performance
- Prescribing instructional intensity
- Providing real-time data and action plans
Research-based and research-proven
The quantity and quality of efficacy research on Core5 is unparalleled, with 20 peer-reviewed and published research studies that meet the standards of evidence required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Core5 received a "Strong" rating—the highest ranking available—from Evidence for ESSA, and the National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII) reported positive effects favoring Lexia users over non-users in all reviewed studies.Learn More about Research-based and research-proven
Three-step instructional branching
Core5 provides explicit, systematic, and adaptive learning, scaffolding students if they struggle, providing guided practice or even direct instruction on the specific error type, and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.
Core5 Scope & Sequence
Core5 provides all students—from at-risk to on-level and advanced—a systematic and structured approach to six areas of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, structural analysis, automaticity/fluency, and comprehension. The program creates a personalized learning path for each student through an adaptive placement and scaffolded activities that align to rigorous state standards.Learn More about Core5 Scope & Sequence
Mobile technology for students and educators
Students can access Core5 in the classroom, on the go, and at home using desktops/laptops (PC, Mac, and Chromebook) and tablets (iPad and select Android models). No matter the platform, students have full program access and can move between supported devices seamlessly. Additionally, the myLexia® educator platform on web browser, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch brings student, classroom, and school-level performance data to your fingertips, allowing educators to leverage the power of data-driven action plans for students anytime, anywhere.See System Requirements
Proven by Users
Strong Leadership Drives Student Literacy Gains
When Principal Talya Taylor realized 49% students were reading below grade level, she was determined to help. As a literacy expert, she knew Lexia® Core5® Reading was the right choice for her school due to its scope and explicit instruction.
In only six months, the percentage of students working in or above grade level in Core5 increased dramatically from 40% to 82%.
Proven by Users
Cookie Cutter Doesn’t Cut It: How a Research-Proven Reading Program Led to Growth
All edtech is not created equal, as Principal Alexandra Prieto learned. She had been using literacy technology for her students but was unhappy with the results. She switched to Core5® and found it benefitted her native English speakers and her Emergent Bilinguals.
The percent of students working in or above grade level in Core5 increased from 48% to 95%.
Proven by Users
A Leap of Faith Helps 99% of Students Read at Grade Level
No matter how many literacy programs Mary Walter Elementary School employed, reading scores continued to decline. By the time the school tried Lexia® Core5®, educators had almost given up hope—but they were thrilled to discover their students' scores finally began to improve.
The percent of students working in or above grade level in Core5 more than doubled, increasing from 40% to 99% in less than one school year.
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Students in Core5 schools showed significantly greater advances in tier status on aimsweb than students in a non-Core5 school with similar demographics to the Core5 schools.
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Students in Core5 schools showed significantly greater advances in benchmark categories on DIBELS Next than students in non-Core5 schools.
Core5 Supports Reading Gains for Low SES Students
Classes in grades 1 and 2 were randomly assigned to use Core5 or a control group. Core5 users outgained controls on a standardized reading test.
Try Core5 Reading
Preview the Core5 Reading student experience. The full program also provides educators with ongoing student data and the appropriate resources to address each student’s needs.Experience Core5