Lexia Programs Benefit English Learners in Kindergarten
Benefits of computer-assisted instruction to support reading acquisition in English Language Learners
Macaruso, P., & Rodman, A. (2011). Benefits of computer-assisted instruction to support reading acquisition in English Language Learners. Bilingual Research Journal, 34, 301–315.
This study, published in 2011 in the Bilingual Research Journal, demonstrates that Lexia Reading supports English Language Learners (ELL students) in acquiring fundamental literacy skills. The study was conducted in Kindergarten classes using a bilingual education model in a rural Texas district, where all students received reading instruction based on a core, phonics-based curriculum.
- Students who used Lexia Reading in addition to core reading instruction showed greater gains than a control group in overall reading, phonological awareness, and word reading. The Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE), Level K, was used as the reading measure.