College and Career Readiness

College and career-readiness (CCR) standards are the driving force behind the trend of reading increasingly complex text. However, this use of complex text in middle and high school presupposes that students have already mastered fundamental literacy skills. Lexia® PowerUp Literacy™ simultaneously addresses gaps in fundamental literacy skills while building the higher-order skills students need to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and compare increasingly complex literary and informational texts. With PowerUp, your students will be able to:

  • Read grade-level-appropriate materials independently and proficiently
     

  • Master literary and text-specific vocabulary through appropriately scaffolded instruction
     

  • Read increasingly complex text to learn and practice skills and strategies that promote the higher-level processes of reading
     

See It In Action

 

College and Career-Readiness (CCR) Standards

Rigorous college and career-readiness (CCR) standards guide K–12 instruction across the United States. These standards stress the importance of students reading increasingly complex texts to better prepare for college, careers, and civic life. 

However, this use of and focus on complex text in middle and high school assumes that students have already mastered the fundamental literacy skills necessary to comprehend and engage with these more challenging texts independently.

Although there are various reasons why students may not achieve proficiency in all content standards, reading proficiency is essential to student success not only in English language arts, but across all content areas. 

 

How Lexia Helps

College and Career-Readiness Standards (CCRS) 


Lexia PowerUp Literacy provides struggling and non-proficient readers in grades 6 and above with the personalized instruction they need to master fundamental literacy skills, so that they can better focus on deriving meaning from a text. 

Designed specifically for students in grades 6 and above, PowerUp features a range of authentic informational and literary text genres in the grade-level complexity bands. PowerUp precisely targets individual students’ needs, balancing instruction in both foundational and advanced skills to prepare students to not only comprehend but also analyze, evaluate, and compare increasingly complex texts.


PowerUp features a range of authentic informational and literary text genres

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