Student motivation in the classroom is of critical concern for many educators because students who are motivated by, and deeply engaged in, their own learning adapt better to a classroom environment and perform considerably higher academically than unmotivated and unengaged peers (Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris, 2004). When teachers have classes of more than 20 students with varied skill sets, though, helping each student stay motivated and engaged can seem overwhelming without the right support tools. Lexia can help bridge this gap by providing students with:
Who Lexia Helps
Lexia Reading Core5: In Core5, the online student dashboard encourages students to set goals, track their progress, and take ownership of their learning. Each level of Core5 unlocks a new world location, where students learn fun facts about the location and choose which activities to complete. Achievement certificates, awarded at the completion of each level, celebrate student success and keep students motivated.
Lexia PowerUp Literacy: PowerUp features a range of relevant, high-interest authentic texts, as well as polling questions, hook videos, and game-based motivational elements. Mature and visually interesting screens, often filled with humor, engage students. The student dashboard helps students set and manage goals, and encourages them to take ownership of their learning. Streaks, opportunities to compete with themselves to improve automaticity, self-expression, and self-determination create a sense of belonging.
Lexia provides real-time, actionable data that helps educators prioritize students by who has the greatest need. Lexia alerts the teacher when students continuously struggle, so while on-target and advanced students work independently and continue to challenge themselves with new activities, the teacher can work directly with students who are struggling in a targeted fashion to help them apply alternative strategies to the concept.
How Lexia Helps
Personalized material challenges and engages students
Lexia allows students to first challenge themselves and demonstrate what they know about a concept, and then receive instruction to fill in the gaps. These meaningful learning tasks challenge all students, including advanced students who are ahead of their peers.
Choice over learning path and opportunities to take learning risks
Lexia lets students set their own pace, monitor progress, and choose activities from a curated list at the appropriate difficulty level. This helps students take greater risks in their learning and persist more on challenging activities. Program data helps educators identify those who may need extra support in taking risks on more difficult tasks.
Continuous feedback on ongoing effort
Lexia provides continuous feedback for students through progress-monitoring features like the progress bar and animations at the completion of a task that acknowledge a student’s effort. Giving students immediate, real-time reinforcement after persisting through challenging work is especially important in supporting a growth mindset.
Ability to track their own progress
Lexia helps students understand their progress and take ownership as they move through the scope and sequence. The student dashboards in both instructional programs let students see a visual representation of their journey and help build competence and reinforce that knowledge is gained through effort.
Continuous opportunities for individualized practice with scaffolded support
Lexia helps students face challenges scaffolded to their own skill level with a visual interface that adapts based on student performance. When students continuously struggle, the program alerts the teacher who can then work directly with these students in a targeted fashion to help them apply alternative strategies to the concept.
School-to-home connections and support for collaboration in the classroom
Lexia helps students share their progress on tasks, celebrate each other’s successes, or be peer mentors for one another. Data reports can also be sent home with a student to inform a parent of how hard the student is working and remind the parent to support a growth perspective at home