Utah Department of Education Adds Lexia Core5 Reading to List of Approved K–3 Reading Improvement Instructional Programs

BOSTON (September 8, 2015) – Lexia Learning, the literacy division of Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST), today announced that its Lexia® Core5® Reading pre-K–5 fundamental literacy program has been named by the Utah State Office of Education as one of only three approved providers of adaptive reading technology for Utah’s Early Intervention Program for grades K–3. The Lexia Core5 Reading program was named to Utah’s approved vendor list after it received the highest evaluation score during a comprehensive review process of 11 other literacy programs. Utah educators can now implement Lexia Core5 Reading with the knowledge that it has been successfully reviewed and found to meet or exceed all of the technical requirements outlined by the Utah Procurement Code.

The Utah State Office of Education previously approved Lexia’s inaugural software, Lexia Reading, but the new Lexia Core5 Reading program required a fresh evaluation. Built on 30 years of educational research, the Lexia Core5 Reading program is designed to provide students with a personalized learning path, which includes scaffolding and explicit instruction that supports students if they struggle. Addressing the six areas of reading, each of the 18 levels of age-appropriate, skill-specific activities align to the most rigorous state standards, including the Common Core State Standards. The program simplifies differentiated instruction, enabling at-risk students to close the reading gap more quickly while allowing on-level and advanced students to continue to progress.

One of the key differentiators that sets Lexia Core5 Reading apart from other programs is that it includes a unique embedded assessment tool, Assessment Without Testing®, which provides teachers with very specific information about what a student knows and where the student needs additional instruction—all without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. Educators can access data reports online via web browser, iPad app, iPhone app, the Apple Watch and Android devices. These reports tell educators which students need help, which students need more time in the program, and which students should be recognized for completing a level in the program. The reports also provide a detailed view of a student’s performance including a prediction of his or her percent chance of reaching end-of-year, grade-level benchmarks, allowing teachers to prioritize the students who are at greatest risk of missing the mark on reaching core literacy goals for the year. At the school and district level, principals and superintendents viewing their students’ reports can see—by class or by grade—students’ probability of reaching grade-level benchmarks, giving administrators a way to quickly detect performance trends and deploy resources accordingly.

“For educators, there is no greater satisfaction than finding the education solution that turns a struggling student into an engaged learner who makes significant progress,” said Lexia Learning President Nick Gaehde. “We are privileged to have this opportunity to support the dedicated teachers and administrators throughout the state, and we are proud that the Utah State Office of Education has taken this step to make the Lexia Core5 Reading program more widely available to its schools.”

For more information about the Lexia Core5 Reading pre-K–5 fundamental literacy program, visit www.lexialearning.com or call 1-800-435-3942.

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About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning and is widely recognized today as the industry leader in providing effective language programs. The company’s cloud-based programs allow users to learn online or on the go via tablet or smartphone, whether in a classroom, in a corporate setting, or in a personal learning environment. Rosetta Stone is also a leader in the literacy education space, helping millions of students build fundamental reading skills through its Lexia Learning division. Additionally, the company's Fit Brains business offers personalized brain training programs developed by neuroscientists and award-winning game designers to be fun and help keep your brain sharp.

Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices and operations around the world. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com. “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

Collin Earnst
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