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Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Lexia Evaluation Report on KS1 Struggling Readers:

‘Children offered Lexia made the equivalent of two additional months’ progress in reading, on average, compared to other children. These results have a high security rating’

In addition, subgroup analysis on FSM pupils represented an effect of three months’ additional progress.

To read the full report, click here.

Lexia products are carefully designed with the end-user in mind:

Promoting Student Autonomy: Students work at their own pace, having ownership of the assigned activities they choose.  Lexia automatically adapts to provide the correct level of support in a subtle and encouraging manner.  The student dashboard helps users set and manage daily and weekly goals.

Relevant text choice: Reading is a meaning-making activity, so it is important to engage learners with texts that are meaningful to them. The texts do not always need to be about familiar content, but they do need to be interesting and worth reading.

Motivational Design: Both Core5 and PowerUp feature game-based motivational elements, which include: auditory and visual feedback, animated rewards, age-appropriate songs and humour and video hooks to pique interest.  Also provided are certificates, printable celebration charts and other motivational resources.

Primary Features (Core5): As primary pupils move through the levels of the program, they are engaged and motivated by activities that take pupils on a journey around the world. Each level of the program represents a different area of the world and introduces new characters that are representative of each region. Within each level, pupils have the opportunity to decide which skills and activities they want to work on. This allows them to be self-directed in their learning as they move through the program and their journey around the world.

Secondary Features (PowerUp): For secondary pupils, Lexia provides a more age-appropriate interface and allows them to progress independently to higher levels with more complex content based on skill mastery. Since learning within the program is self-directed, pupils can choose which activities to complete as they work through the rigorous scope and sequence. Motivation for adolescents who may have difficulties with reading is critical, and research suggests that pupils are more motivated when they are able to monitor their own progress. To support motivation, learners are able to view their progress on a personalised dashboard.

I like Lexia because it sharpens your mind. The comprehension units have really helped me improve on my comprehension tests. Overall, it is very helpful and fun. I really love the animations at the end. I would definitely recommend this to someone else!


West Walton Community Primary School