Newest Version of the Lexia Reading App Supports Unique, Personalized Learning Needs of
Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12; Extends Learning Beyond School Day
Boston —Sept. 12, 2013 — Across the country, more schools continue to adopt one-to-one iPad programs and embrace ‘bring-your-own-device’ initiatives. Lexia Learning®, one of the nation’s most highly regarded providers of reading instructional technology, is leading the way with iPad apps designed to provide the most robust instructional reading approach available on any mobile platform.
Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, has extended its front-runner status with the launch of “Lexia Strategies for Older Students” for iPad®, available as part of the latest version of the Lexia Reading® App. The app provides multi-sensory learning for remedial students in grades 6 and above, helping them develop their foundational reading skills through an age-appropriate interface with a range of content that keeps older students engaged.
“The iPad is fundamentally changing the way students navigate their educational experience,” said Lexia President Nick Gaehde. “We are committed to supporting mobile learning environments to drive greater student engagement in the classroom and beyond the school day in settings such as before- and after-school programs, community centers, and public libraries.”
Lexia Strategies for Older Students® is available at the Apple app store as part of the Lexia Reading App, which also includes the research-proven Lexia Early Reading® and Lexia Primary Reading® programs for grades K–4. To access the app, users must have an active Lexia license.
When students first log in, they are automatically placed at the proper level and work at their own pace in a mature, focused learning interface to develop their foundational reading skills. If a student begins to struggle in any skill activity, the program provides scaffolding, simplifying the task so that the student can practice that skill with additional support. Once he demonstrates proficiency in this practice environment, the student returns to the standard task to continue in the program.
While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia’s unique embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides educators with actionable, diagnostic performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. Assessment Without Testing identifies and prioritizes students for small group or individual instruction, providing teachers and intervention specialists with targeted instructional strategies and structured lessons, including the minutes-per-week each student needs to spend using the program in order to meet expectations on grade-level assessments. This lowers expenditures on assessments and, according to a national survey, Lexia saves teachers up to a month of instructional time. In addition, real-time, online access on a browser, iPad app, or iPhone® app provides administrator and educators with data at the student, class, grade, school, and district levels.
Gaehde continued, “Increasingly, our customers are adopting iPad programs, and the Lexia app now allows them to use the tablet in conjunction with the research-proven instructional materials from Lexia that they have come to rely on.”
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. 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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