BOSTON —June 17, 2014 — Lexia Reading® Core5®, the pre-K–5 technology-based reading program, is now available as an Android app. Downloadable from the Google Play store at http://tinyurl.com/l96cr5s, the new app from Lexia Learning®, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, allows students to use Lexia Reading Core5 on phones and tablets running Android 2.3 and higher. Students will now have greater access to the program in tablet-enabled classrooms and computer labs, and they can extend their use outside of the school day in blended learning environments.
“An increasing number of teachers are using mobile devices to create more flexible, student-driven learning experiences,” said Lexia President Nick Gaehde. “By expanding access to Lexia’s multi-sensory instructional technology to the iPad and now to Android devices, we’re harnessing the potential of mobile devices to improve student productivity as well as facilitate student learning and engagement in the classroom and beyond.”
Built upon Lexia’s 30 years of reading education research, Lexia Reading Core5 accelerates fundamental literacy skills development for students of all abilities through personalized learning paths, with scaffolding and explicit instruction that supports students if they struggle. Each of the age-appropriate, skill-specific activities conforms to the most rigorous state standards, including the Common Core. The program simplifies differentiated instruction, enabling at-risk students to close the reading gap more quickly and on-level and advanced students to continue to progress.
In addition, the program includes Lexia’s proprietary Assessment Without Testing® technology, which can be used by educators to reduce dependence on traditional testing methods. The embedded assessment technology gathers student performance data without administering a test, using norm-referenced measurements that are correlated to, and highly predictive of, student outcomes on commonly used measures such as DIBELS® and AIMSweb®. Assessment Without Testing provides teachers and intervention specialists with real-time reports on student progress as well as individualized action plans that recommend targeted instructional strategies and structured lessons, including the minutes-per-week of software usage each student needs to improve performance on grade-level assessments.
About Lexia Learning
Established with a promise to improve student literacy through the use of technology, today more than one million students are currently improving their reading proficiency with Lexia Reading software. A Rosetta Stone company, Lexia has been nationally recognized and proven effective in six peer-reviewed, research-based outcome studies published in scientific journals such as The Journal of Reading Research and the Bilingual Research Journal. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com or call 1-800-435-3942.
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