Supporting Struggling and Non-Proficient Middle School Readers with the Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® Program
Lisa B. Hurwitz, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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.