Literacy Acceleration for Students in Grades 6-12
Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® accelerates literacy gains for students in grades 6–12 who are at risk of not meeting College- and Career-Ready Standards. Proven to be up to five times as effective as the average middle school reading intervention, PowerUp enables students to make multiple years of growth in a single academic year.
Unlock Academic Potential
Students in grades 6–12 are expected to have already made the leap from learning to read to reading to learn. However, for decades, assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have shown that there is a large opportunity gap, with only about a third of eighth-grade students reading at or above a proficient level. With the majority of secondary curriculum presented through reading, many students are at risk of not reaching their full academic potential.
PowerUp can help. With over 30 years' experience delivering effective Structured Literacy programs, Lexia’s literacy experts designed PowerUp to maximize student learning through a truly personalized experience that addresses individual skill gaps and impact reading proficiency and academic success. This targeted approach allows each student to make literacy gains quickly and develop the reading and critical thinking skills necessary to meet the demands of secondary curriculum and beyond.
Engaged StudentsPlay Video
Designed to respect the time and maturity of the adolescent learner, PowerUp immerses students in an age-appropriate learning experience that is tailored to their individual strengths and weaknesses. PowerUp’s adaptive instructional model maximizes student learning and provides motivational tools to minimize the time required for students to start mastering grade-level skills.Learn More about Engaged Students
Empowered EducatorsPlay Video
Without ever requiring educators to stop to administer a test, PowerUp saves educators up to a month of instructional time by providing the data necessary to understand students’ current skill level and creating data-driven action plans to enable educators—regardless of their area of expertise—to deliver the right instruction.Learn More about Empowered Educators
PowerUp is proven to be up to 5x as effective as the average middle school reading intervention, making it one of the most trusted secondary literacy programs available to educators. With equitable results across all sub-populations, PowerUp’s time-efficient instructional model enables students to make multiple years of growth in a single academic year.
Accelerates literacy learning across a broad range of students
Aligned to College- and Career-Ready Standards, PowerUp offers an unrivaled depth and breadth of content. By covering foundational skills typically taught in early elementary school to more advanced grade-level comprehension and analytical skills, PowerUp enables educators to support the diverse needs of struggling readers with one program.Learn more about Accelerates literacy learning across a broad range of students
Motivates students to work toward grade-level standards
PowerUp combines over 100 high-interest authentic and original texts, age-appropriate artwork, humorous instructional videos, game-based elements, and self-monitoring tools to encourage adolescent learners to take ownership of their learning. Culturally responsive texts help ensure that students are able to see themselves represented in the program.
True personalization leads to faster literacy gains
PowerUp offers students a completely personalized experience. With 180 unique placement profiles, students start the program exactly where they need to be based on their abilities. They then progress at their own pace through personal learning pathways and adaptive instruction in Word Study, Grammar, and Comprehension.
Real-time progress monitoring saves educator time
Lexia’s patented Assessment Without Testing® not only provides the data to understand students' current skill level, but also creates data-driven action plans with accompanying materials that empower teachers to deliver the right instruction or support enrichment.
Complements existing curriculum
Designed to be used alongside core curriculum, PowerUp’s adaptive blended learning model allows educators to easily differentiate instruction and target skill gaps for struggling readers. Students take ownership of their learning as they progress through adaptive, personalized learning paths online.
Mobile technology for students and educators
Students can access PowerUp from a variety of web browsers on PC, Mac, and Chromebook, and through the mobile app on iPad. The myLexia® app for iPads and iPhones puts performance data at educators' fingertips with student, classroom, and school-level progress monitoring data accessible anytime, anywhere.
Proven by Users
Building Better Futures Through Literacy
Decades of research have linked educational programs in correctional schools to positive outcomes. Read how the staff at CSIU used Lexia® PowerUp to personalize and accelerate learning for this often overlooked population.
The percentage of students in the Foundational zone reduced from 48% to 17%, while the Advanced zone grew from 2% to 46%.
Proven by Users
Investing In Emergent Bilingual Literacy Leads to National Assessment Success
Marietta City Schools has one of Georgia's largest Emergent Bilingual populations. When educators implemented Lexia® literacy software, it resulted in confident students, proud families, and significant improvements among students of all ages.
88% of students using PowerUp began in the lowest (Foundational) zone. By the end of the year, that number reduced to 28%.
Proven by Users
Preparing Students for College and Careers Through Increased Literacy Proficiency
After screening students with RAPID™ Assessment, Ohio's Valley Local School District discovered the middle school population lacked proficiency in grammar. To address literacy skill gaps, the district implemented Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® and saw a marked improvement in student performance.
“All of our students need to have the skills and tenacity necessary to be college and career ready and that starts with being proficient readers."
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Try PowerUp Literacy
In this self-guided demo of Lexia ® PowerUp Literacy®, you will be able to experience firsthand why PowerUp has been found to be nearly five times more effective than the average middle school intervention. Fill out the form below to try PowerUp Literacy.Experience PowerUp