Lexia Learning QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. A Computer-BasedSupplemental Reading Program Ryan Billingsley
Lexia Company Overview Founded in 1984 by Bob Lemire for his dyslexic son, Bo Used in more than 10,000 schools nationwide Useful for all students, Pre-K through 12 Focuses on all 5 of the Essential Elements of Reading
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How’s it work? - Who’s it for? Lexia Reading advances reading skills development for all students pre-K through grade 4. Lexia also helps intensify and accelerate learning for at-risk students in grades 4–12. And, since it’s a computer program, progress can be supplemented by accessing the program from home too. Instruction is differentiated by skill level.
The student is allowed to progress to higher units and more complex skills within an activity only when he or she has mastered basic skills. In the case of repetitive mistakes within an activity, each program branches back to include modeling and hints and provide additional practice on the specific skills that pose a challenge. Motivating visual graphics include progress bars that fill up as a student successfully completes each unit within an activity.
How often? Depending on skill level, and intervention type, Lexia can be used: 2-5 times a week 20-60 minutes per session
Research - WWC What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is an initiative of the Department of Education that compiles research data on educational programs. The WWC found “potentially positive” effects of Lexia Reading on alphabetics and comprehension and no discernible effects on fluency and general reading achievement.
Lexia is proud of the WWC’s findings because they are one of very few programs that have been deemed “potentially positive” in at least 2 of 4 measured reading skills.
Research - FCRR QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. The Florida Center for Reading Research deemed Lexia appropriate in more categories than any other program within the FCRR review framework.
Research - Paul Caruso The research of Paul Caruso shows that Lexia Learning is most effective when used with at-risk students -- and the greatest gains are consistently seen specifically in phonological awareness. Ithas also been proven to be very useful for English Language Learners.
Results In one study, Paul Caruso compiled the test results of a treatment group using Lexia Reading and a control group with standard instruction. From pretest to posttest, the treatment group jumped 7.3 points on phonological awareness, while the control group improved only 3.1 points.
Caruso’s Data Before After Before After (Lexia) (Lexia) (Control) (Control) 8.5 15.8* 9.5 12.6 Phonological Awareness 6.1 9.2 6.3 7.6 Rhyming 2.4 6.6 3.2 5.1 Sound Match 12.9 16.3* 11.4 14.2 Listening Comprehension * Significant Gains
To Sum Up….What Lexia Says What the It’s For: Research Says: Students of all At-Risk students and ELLs benefit ages and skills the most All 5 Essential Greatest gains are Elements of seen in Reading Phonological Awareness/Phonics & Comprehension
Works Cited QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Lexia Learning. Web. 22 Apr. 2013. Macaruso, Paul, and Alyson Rodman. "Efficacy Of Computer-Assisted Instruction For The Development Of Early Literacy Skills In Young Children." Reading Psychology 32.2 (2011): 172-196. What Works Clearinghouse, (ED). "Lexia Reading. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report." What Works Clearinghouse (2009): ERIC.