Lexia® Core5® Reading and the Wisconsin Forward ELA

Correlations: Correlations between students’ End Level in Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and the end-of-year Wisconsin Forward Exam in English Language Arts (Wisconsin Forward ELA) 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 an educational assessment (or program).

Alignments: There was an alignment between end-of-year, grade-level benchmark status in Core5 and performance on the Wisconsin Forward ELA. A majority of students (66%) who reached benchmark in Core5 by the end of the year also achieved Proficient or Advanced levels on the Wisconsin Forward ELA (Table 2).  

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