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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’

To read the full report, click here.

Ormiston Meadows Academy, Peterborough

With Lexia, we are able to have an overview of not only every child's engagement in the program but also their progress; identifying key gaps in knowledge and using the resources provided by Lexia to scaffold interventions.

Nick Coles, Assistant Principal
Ormiston Meadows Academy, Peterborough

Lexia could not have come at a more poignant time for us as a school. Back in 2020, just as the prospect of home-learning seemed increasingly likely, we recognised that Lexia had the potential to not only support our pupils reading progress in school but also form a core part of our ‘remote learning’ provision.

The appeal of the program lay mainly in the personal, tailored approach that it delivers to each pupil – this was something that would be increasingly difficult with children split between home and school. With Lexia, we are able to have an overview of not only every child’s engagement in the program but also their progress; identifying key gaps in knowledge and using the resources provided by Lexia to scaffold interventions.

During our trial period, we focussed on a single class of pupils and saw an incredible impact in terms of their progress just over those 4-weeks. In some cases, we had pupils who were actively and independently seeking more time on the program because they were enjoying the process so much. This level of engagement, coupled with the visible impact on progress in the classroom, have both helped to foster a greater love of reading in our trial class. It, therefore, made sense for us to roll out the program to other year groups, safe in the knowledge that we could use the program flexibly to accommodate both whole class provision and specific, targeted intervention.

Throughout the trial process, and purchasing stages, the team at Lexia were always on hand to support and guide us, providing regular communication and training opportunities.