Educators have worked tirelessly to address unfinished learning and get students back on track. More than 97% of educators reported seeing some learning loss in the 2021 school year according to a study by Horace Mann Corporation and Edweek reported that 48% of students experienced significant levels of unfinished learning. While schools are focused on making up lost instruction time, the pandemic shined a light on the growing opportunity gaps and the need to better support personalized, student-specific solutions that can meet the diverse needs of a growing student population.
A top priority for educators and administrators is to look beyond the pandemic for solutions that will accelerate learning for all students, now and into the future.
How can we shift from unfinished to accelerated learning?
Acceleration for All
There are a number of approaches to accelerate literacy learning. At Lexia we support educators with professional development solutions that strengthen educators’ expertise in diagnosing specific student needs and how best to support them. Our student solutions provide the real-time assessment data necessary to help educators identify and prioritize students with specific learning opportunities. Our personalized learning programs empower educators to support the diverse needs of the students in their classrooms. Our programs can also support learning no matter where it happens, whether that is remote, hybrid, in-person, during unexpected disruptions or shorter increments such as summer school. The good news is, ESSER funds are available to assist districts in overcoming learning loss and supporting the investment in these acceleration solutions.
Proven to Accelerate Learning
Under enormous pressure, schools need proof that any new solutions will accelerate learning. All of Lexia’s products, from Core5 to Powerup and Lexia English can help districts address short-term, unfinished learning goals, and accelerate learning well-beyond the pandemic. Recently, Lexia products have been tested in the most extreme of circumstances. In a national study of over 12,000 students conducted during the 2019-2020 school year, Core5 helped prevent learning loss and accelerated reading growth for all students during the pandemic. In fact, 80% of students using Core5 did not experience learning loss, and 40% actually accelerated their learning, surpassing their projected NWEA MAP Growth goals.
Your Accelerated Learning Solutions
Educators are looking for the best way to accelerate learning to help all students catch up to grade-level work. Lexia offers high-quality literacy curriculum and professional learning built on the science of reading that helps educators ensure success.
In the current environment, all students have skill gaps and need some acceleration.
Adaptive Instruction Designed to Support Teachers
Lexia’s Adaptive Blended Learning model provides students with the right support, when they need it. It combines teacher-led instruction with technology-driven independent learning that addresses learning loss and positions students for future success. Lexia’s Adaptive Blended Learning programs deliver equitable instruction that provides individualized support that meets each student’s needs. It adapts instruction based on each student’s performance, and provides data-driven action plans, so teachers understand which students need support and how to best support them. Lexia programs identify skill gaps as they emerge, and equip teachers with data and instructional resources that prioritize and differentiate learning. That saves teachers time and makes instruction time more efficient.
Clear Picture of Student Progress
One of the keys to accelerating learning for educators is understanding where every student stands. Students are coming to the classroom at far different levels than pre-pandemic. Real time student progress data can inform instruction, personalize learning and prioritize resources. Lexia’s patented assessment technology, Assessment Without Testing ®, provides educators with continuous data and visibility into student performance, so you know where students are and how to best support them. Lexia’s diagnostic tools can help educators identify skill gaps and provide performance data across learning environments without ever stopping instruction to administer a test. This helps educators understand which students are working at or above grade-level and the needs of students that require additional support.
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