Mobile Access to Personalized Learning Program Helps Students Develop
Foundational Reading Skills Anytime, Anywhere
Boston —June 20, 2013 — The much-anticipated Lexia Reading® app for iPad® is now available on the Apple app store at www.itunes.com/appstore/. The new app from Lexia Learning®, one of the nation’s most highly-regarded providers of reading instructional technology, allows students to use the research-proven Lexia Early Reading® and Lexia Primary Reading® programs on iPad 2 and higher. This provides students in grades K–3 greater access to the program in tablet-enabled classrooms and computer labs, and extends use outside of the school day in blended learning environments.
“Struggling readers need a structured reading program that applies scientifically proven methodologies to accelerate the development of foundational skills,” said Lexia President and CEO Nick Gaehde. “However, students also need instruction to be delivered on a relevant and engaging platform. A growing body of research shows that educational apps enable learning beyond the classroom, and Lexia is committed to extending the ability of our program to help students through this multi-sensory app.”
Lexia developed Lexia Reading to accelerate reading development for students of all abilities. The award-winning program quickly and accurately predicts which students are unlikely to meet their year-end benchmarks and then provides a customized action plan and instructional resources for teacher-led, direct skill instruction to address specific skill gaps. Each of the age-appropriate, skill-specific activities conforms to the Common Core State Standards and the engaging program delivers systematic, structured support that advances each student to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.
In addition to supporting foundational skills development, Lexia Reading includes an unprecedented embedded assessment feature that can help reduce educators’ dependence on traditional testing methods. This groundbreaking approach, known as Assessment Without Testing®, gathers student performance data without administering a test. The sophisticated, norm-referenced measures are correlated to, and highly predictive of, student outcomes on commonly used measures such as DIBELS® and AIMSweb®. Assessment Without Testing identifies and prioritizes students for small group or individual instruction, providing teachers and intervention specialists with recommended targeted instructional strategies and structured lessons, including the minutes-per-week of software usage each student needs to improve performance on grade-level assessments.
Lexia Reading for the iPad is the latest app innovation from Lexia. In 2011, Lexia launched the powerful myLexia® app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The first of its kind, the myLexia app gives teachers and administrators the power of Assessment Without Testing in the palm of their hand, with detailed school-wide, classroom-by-classroom and individual student proficiency data.
An iPad app version of Lexia Strategies for Older Students®, a program supporting struggling students in grades 4–12, is currently in development with an anticipated launch date of August 31, 2013.
About Lexia Reading
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. The program 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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