How’d Kentucky do with Lexia Reading in 2015-16? Awesome, of course….

Lexia Reading Core5 Progress Report

Key Findings

Over 36,000 students in grades K–5 used the Lexia Reading Core5® (Core5) blended learning program as recommended during the 2015/16 school year in 282 schools across Kentucky. Students of all abilities made substantial progress in Core5 across the year:

  • The percentage of students who were classified as working in or above grade level almost doubled by June (increased from 49% to 93%).
  • Over two-thirds of students (68%) reached their grade-level benchmark in Core5.
  • Most students who started below grade level substantially reduced their risk for reading failure, ending the year working on skills in or above their grade-level benchmark in Core5 (reduced from 51% to 7%).

Kentucky 2015-2016 Progress in Core5

In Kentucky, students made substantial progress in Core5. At the start of the school year, 49% of students were working on Core5 material in or above their grade level (Figure 1). That number increased to 93% by the end of the school year. Students working below grade level reduced from 51% to 7%. Over twothirds of the population reached their grade-level benchmark in Core5.

A third grader who started the year working in a 2nd grade level (1 Grade Below) and then completed all of the 2nd and 3rd grade material ended the year in 4th grade material (Above Student Grade).

Kentucky Progress in Reading in Lexia Core 5 (2015-2016)

Kentucky Progress in Reading in Lexia Core 5 (2015-2016)

Program Fidelity

Students received weekly usage targets that updated monthly, based on their likelihood of reaching benchmark in Core5. Students met fidelity in Core5 if they met their weekly usage targets for at least 50% of the weeks they used the program (e.g., 10 weeks out of 20).

What is Core5?

Core5 is a technology-based reading program that provides students the explicit instruction needed to accelerate mastery of reading skills. In Core5, students complete activities (i.e., skills) such as initial/final consonants discrimination, silent-e word construction, categorizing, idioms, and reading comprehension. Skills in Core5 are organized into 18 levels that cover Pre-K through 5th grade skills. Mastery of skills (90%–100% accuracy) is required for students to advance to the next level. Students’ grade-level benchmark is to complete all of the material up to and including the Core5 levels that correspond to their grade level. Progress in Core5 is evaluated by comparing the students’ Core5 level to their grade level at the beginning and end of the year. Learn more about Lexia Core5 in Kentucky at

Here’s a PDF version of the report describing Kentucky’s excellent 2015-2015 reading progress with Lexia Learning.

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