Lexia is research-based reading software that supports the core reading curriculum of more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Lexia Core5 is helping students master the essential reading skills necessary to become successful lifetime readers.
Lexia can help your learners be lifelong effective readers as well. While, of course, increasing your valued outcomes and test scores along the way. And Academic Edge is here to help you evaluate, adopt, and implement Lexia in your classroom, your school, and throughout your district: making a difference in reading outcomes throughout Kentucky since 1984.
This research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students’ year-end performance and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction.
Lexia is one of the most rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and respected reading programs in the world. Lexia Learning has published a brochure describing the many studies that have been conducted surrounding the various Lexia platforms. A few of the findings include:
Kindergartners using Lexia significantly outperformed students in the control group on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test®, Level PR (Pre-Reading), which measures phonological awareness, letter-sound correspondence, and listening comprehension. Group differences were more pronounced for low performers. [Macaruso, P., & Walker, A. (2008). The efficacy of computer-assisted instruction for advancing literacy skills in kindergarten children. Reading Psychology, 29, 266–287.]
In a subsequent Kindergarten study, focusing on low performers, students using Lexia made significantly greater gains than a control group on the Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE™), Level K. The test measures phonological awareness, early literacy skills, letter-sound correspondence, listening comprehension, and word reading. Group differences were notable for the word reading subtest. [Macaruso, P., & Rodman, A. (2011). Efficacy of computer-assisted instruction for the development of early literacy skills in young children. Reading Psychology, 32, 172–196.]
Preschool students using Lexia made significantly greater gains than the control group on the Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) Level P, used to assess phonological awareness, visual skills, conceptual knowledge, and listening comprehension. The greatest gains were made in phonological awareness. [Macaruso, P., & Rodman, A. (2011). Efficacy of computer-assisted instruction for the development of early literacy skills in young children. Reading Psychology, 32, 172–196.]
Title I students in the Lexia group made significantly greater gains than Title I students in a control group on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, Level BR (Beginning Reading), which measures letter-sound correspondences for consonants and vowels, and basic story words. Moreover, Title I students in the Lexia group closed the performance gap when compared at post-test to non-Title I students in the Lexia group. [Macaruso, P., Hook, P.E., & McCabe, R. (2006). The efficacy of computer-based supplementary phonics programs for advancing reading skills in at-risk elementary students. Journal of Research in Reading, 29, 162–172.]
Since 1984, Lexia has been dedicated to developing software to assess and improve reading acquisition and cognitive development. Many years of rigorous school-based research have shown that using Lexia software results in significant gains in reading skills performance.
Wow! Thank you Kentucky for helping us grow from a handful of classes in 2008, to supporting more than 100,000 Kentucky readers using Lexia Learning today! It’s amazing how time flies when you are having fun, right? And reading is fun! Especially when you are able to read efficiently and effectively, which is what the […]
How do you improve reading among Kentucky students. Our data speaks for itself: Use Lexia! Sparrow Early Childhood Center’s marked improvement in outcomes is attributable in no small part, according to Janice Meredith, the Principal at this Anderson County, Kentucky school, to using Lexia Core5. The percent of students working in or above grade level […]
Liberty ES, located in Lexington, Kentucky, and an Academic Edge client, has been tagged as a model site for Kentucky educational best practices. “Liberty is currently the only school in the state to boast a score of “exemplary practice” for their RTI,” according to Principal Gerry Brooks. Liberty has worked with the Academic Edge and […]
Bonnieville rose to the top among schools from all over the region. Mrs. Holli Butler’s 1/2 Class won a National Lexia Reading Usage award. Kansas? Well, this Kentucky (class) beat Kansas! Alabama? Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma? They rocked them all. Read better Kentucky. Lexia Learning, and the Academic Edge!
Nice article about Lexia use in Ohio….