Supporting Struggling and Non-Proficient Middle School Readers with the Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® Program

Lisa B. Hurwitz, Ph.D. (research@lexialearning.com)

Suggested Citation:

Hurwitz, L.B. (2020). Supporting Struggling and Non-Proficient Middle School Readers with the Lexia PowerUp Literacy Program. Concord, MA: Lexia Learning Systems LLC, A Rosetta Stone Company

Key Findings
  • This evaluation of PowerUp is a gold standard randomized control trial (RCT) that meets ESSA’s standards for STRONG research - the highest tier of efficacy evidence outlined by federal law.

  • PowerUp users scored 40+ scaled points higher than non-users on a standardized assessment of reading achievement.  

  • PowerUp users gained the equivalent of 10 percentile points more than non-users.

  • All sub-populations benefited equally from PowerUp. Black/African American and White/Caucasian achieved similar gains, as did general and special education students.

  • Results show that PowerUp is more than 3X as effective as the average middle school reading intervention.

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