Lexia® Core5® Reading and Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

Correlations: Correlations between students’ End Level in Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and the end-of-year Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) scale scores were significant and fell in the medium range for all grade levels (Table 1). Correlations in the medium range are considered strong when evaluating a reading assessment (or program).

Alignments: There was an alignment between end-of-year, grade-level benchmark status in Core5 and performance on the MCAS. A majority of students (82%) who reached benchmark in Core5 by the end of the year also achieved Meeting or Exceeding levels on the MCAS (Table 2). 

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