Personalized Learning

Educators are expected to differentiate and adapt instruction for every student in their classroom but often lack the necessary time and resources to be successful. Incorporating a blended learning program with Lexia alleviates these problems by helping educators use technology to personalize learning for every student. With Lexia, educators can access both periodic screening and diagnostic data, real-time progress monitoring data, as well as the resources needed to connect student performance data to classroom instruction.
 

  • Identify instructional groups and tiers of instruction
     

  • Prioritize students at the greatest risk of reading failure
     

  • Support independent student learning with scaffolded support

 watch BLENDED LEARNING webinar

 

How Lexia Helps

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for All Students

With Lexia, each student controls the pace and path of their learning.  When they first log in, students are placed automatically at the proper level based on their performance and work independently on developing their fundamental reading skills in targeted activities based on individual needs.  Lexia provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding instruction for students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.  


Data-Driven Instruction Predicts and Prescribes

Using Lexia’s real-time student data reports, educators can easily identify the students who are struggling and the specific skills they need to address. This helps teachers quickly prioritize and identify tiers of instruction and instructional groups without sifting through pages of data. Lexia's data reports also help teachers predict their students’ risk of reading failure and provides each student’s percent chance of reaching end-of-year benchmarks.  Color-coded icons signify risk level in order to visually help educators to quickly assess and compare the risk of reading failure associated with their students, classes, schools, or district. Based on this data, Lexia provides educators with a “Prescription of Intensity”—recommended levels of instructional intensity for each student—designed to improve each student's chance of reaching end-of-year benchmarks.  
 

On-Target and Advanced Students

Advanced students have the opportunity to accelerate beyond their grade level skills, as they are given the ability to demonstrate proficiency in each skill area, and are advanced to the next level in the program if no instruction is needed. When a student successfully completes a skill, Lexia provides a set of paper-and-pencil activities, called Lexia Skill Builders, for independent work or activities in peer groups. These activities are designed to build automaticity that has been mastered in the online activities and expand students’ expressive skills through discussions and written responses. These extension activities also provide flexibility for teachers; while some struggling students are pulled aside for direction instruction, on-target and advanced students can continue to work independently.
 

Struggling Students
If a student struggles in a particular Lexia activity, the program provides a level of scaffolding, removing some of the answer choices and stimuli on the screen. Once the student demonstrates that they understand the skill, they have the opportunity to try the activity again. If the student continues to struggle, Lexia provides explicit instruction on the concepts and rules of the skill, allowing the student to demonstrate proficiency and then return to the standard activities. For each particular skill students are struggling with, Lexia offers structured, skill-specific instructional materials, called Lexia Lessons, which provide step-by-step lessons following the Gradual Release of Responsibility model for a teacher or paraprofessional to address the student’s specific skill gap.
 

 

See How Lexia Supports Personalized Learning
Woburn Public School District, MA
“Following our district’s new strategic plan, Lexia is a tool that is creating equity amongst our schools while providing students with opportunities and support we have not...
Read More
Sterling Intermediate School, WA
Students at Sterling Intermediate are experiencing impressive growth as a result of using Core5. Because parents have access to the program at home, in a school where incoming...
Read More
Research and Best Practices
Playful Assessments: Injecting Fun into Measuring Outcomes
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Playful Assessments: Injecting Fun into Measuring Outcomes

Assessing students with standardized testing is a given in public schools throughout the United States—especially in the wake of 2001’s federal No Child Left Behind law, which mandated that all students in grades three through eight be tested annually in reading and math, while older students should be periodically...

Read More
Beaming
As a classroom teacher, it makes me so happy to see my students enthusiastic about making progress. Being that each student is unique and progresses at a different rate, when I...
Read More
3 Things Mobile Device Programs Can Teach Us About Educational Equity
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
3 Things Mobile Device Programs Can Teach Us About Educational Equity

In today’s digital age, nearly every aspect of our lives requires working with technology. Among social apps in our personal lives, digital devices in our workplaces, and educational technology in our schools, we find ourselves using tech skills every day. For educators, this technological revolution has led to concerns about...

Read More
Twitter 101: Grow Your Personal Learning Network
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Twitter 101: Grow Your Personal Learning Network

The digital age is rapidly changing the education world by revolutionizing everything from classroom materials to assessments and grading, so it’s no wonder that educators are venturing online themselves in search of professional development. With the education landscape undergoing a daily evolution, social media has become an essential resource for...

Read More
Structural Analysis: Pre-K–5
Structural analysis activities include work on recognizing meaningful parts of multisyllabic words derived from Latin and Greek. Morphological structure refers to the study of...
Read More
Educator, Innovator: How Teachers are Becoming Leaders in Edtech
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Educator, Innovator: How Teachers are Becoming Leaders in Edtech

What’s next in the world of educational technology? For the answer, look no further than your nearest classroom teacher. Educators have always been the primary source of product testing and feedback for edtech developers—after all, products that were designed for use in the classroom need buy-in from teachers!...

Read More