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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.

Featherby Infant and Nursery School, Gillingham

With blended learning currently in place at the moment, we have to monitor pupil engagement on a daily basis, the one area that is thriving is Lexia, parents are reporting that the children can't wait to complete their Lexia work...

L. Kramer, Assistant HT and Literacy Coordinator
Featherby Infant and Nursery School, Gillingham

The main thing for me is that at a glance I can see who is struggling, the time the children have been on the program and the progress that they are making. It is important when investing a large sum of money into an intervention that you evaluate the investment against the progress the children are making and I think that the children are reflecting the monetary investment with their interaction which is great.

With blended learning currently in place at the moment, we have to monitor pupil engagement on a daily basis, the one area that is thriving is Lexia, parents are reporting that the children can’t wait to complete their Lexia work, parents are finding it very supportive as their children are completely independent whilst using the program, freeing up some valuable time for our busy parents having to add homeschooling to their daily routine.

Here are some comments from our teachers:

  • Easy to set up and navigate (I haven’t had so far anyone saying they can’t access, or they did not manage to find it/ use it)
  • Because the children do not need support for the activities (they only need supervision while using the laptop) parents have been very keen on using it at home as an additional learning resource
  • For the children at home, I gave the parents the option to use the lesson plans I receive to fill the gaps children might have. The printed out lesson plans/activities are very detailed. Personally, I printed out an ‘extension’ pack and that could be used easily in school (and perhaps for a focused group of children; or at home, with very little supervision again)
  • It is easy to navigate, in terms of looking at their activity and seeing those who are flagged and need extra support, as well as obtaining the lesson/intervention activities