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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.

St Paul’s High School, Manchester

It’s easy to see why our pupils have made so much progress: students love the program. It has been incredible to see students who have sometimes found it difficult to engage in literacy activities grow in confidence and thrive in and out of the classroom.

J. Sharrock, Literacy Co-ordinator
St Paul's High School, Wythenshawe, Manchester

As part of a wider literacy strategy, we were encouraged to look into Lexia PowerUp, and we are so glad we did. We initially trialled it with some of the most vulnerable pupils in Year 7 and 8 and we have been staggered by the rapid improvements they have all made. Every student in the trial group not only made rapid progress in word study, grammar and comprehension, but all of their reading ages increased significantly, some by over a year and a half in less than four months.

It’s easy to see why our pupils have made so much progress: students love the program. There is a wide range of interesting texts with videos, game-based activities and rewards that not only engage pupils but motivate them to continue improving. It has been incredible to see students who have sometimes found it difficult to engage in literacy activities grow in confidence and thrive in and out of the classroom. Students are keen to work independently through the tasks for homework and it’s been invaluable during lockdown. The Skill Builders paper resources both reinforce and extend their learning and make brilliant homework tasks too.

Lexia have a variety of webinars, training sessions and helpful videos, and the training and support we have had from Laura has been exceptional. We are looking forward to rolling the program out to other groups.