Lexia® Core5® Reading and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) in Reading
Correlations: Correlations between students’ End Level in Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and the end-of-year Standards of Learning (SOL) in Reading scale scores were significant and fell in the medium range for 3rd and 4th grades (Table 1). Correlations in the medium range are considered strong when evaluating an educational assessment (or program).
Alignments: There was an alignment between end-of-year, grade-level benchmark status in Core5 and the SOL performance standards. Across all three grades, a majority of students (88%) who reached benchmark in Core5 by the end of the year also achieved Proficient or Advanced levels on the SOL (Table 2).