Lexia products help students work independently to develop critical reading skills in a structured, sequential manner. Students can each work at their own pace and their teacher is notified (on web-based reports and via email) only when they require support or intervention.
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.
For students in need of extra support, Lexia provides a level of scaffolding. If the student still struggles, the program provides explicit instruction on the concepts and rules of the skill, allowing the student to demonstrate proficiency and then return to the scaffolded level and standard-level activities. Personalized instruction ensures that students receive the appropriate intensity and support to acquire the skills they need to become proficient readers.
For Self-Directed Learning
As elementary students move through the levels of the program, they are engaged and motivated by activities that take students on a journey around the world. Each level of the program represents a different area of the world and introduces new characters that are representative of each region. Within each level, students have the opportunity to decide which skills and activities they want to work on. This allows the students to be self-directed in their learning as they move through the program and their journey around the world.
For students in grades 6–12, Lexia provides a more age-appropriate interface and allows students to progress independently to higher levels with more complex content based on skill mastery. Since students' learning within the program is self-directed, they can choose which activities to complete as they work through the rigorous scope and sequence. Motivation for adolescents who may have difficulties with reading is critical, and research suggests that students are more motivated when they are able to monitor their own progress. To support motivation, students are able to view their progress on a personalized dashboard.
Celebrate Student Success
Each time a student completes a level within Lexia Core5 Reading, the teacher is notified and can then access a customized Certificate of Achievement to recognize the student's accomplishment.
The certificates, which can be printed and presented by the teacher or principal, help to celebrate student success and keep students motivated. Lexia Core5 Reading Certificates of Achievement also include an "At Home" section that helps keep parents informed about their child's progress.