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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.

Badger Hill Primary School January Star User Interview with Claire Easby

Why did you decide to purchase Lexia?

As a school, we saw it was something we could use and utilise across school as the different aspects of the software meet with the new curriculum and focus on reading. We wanted something to plug gaps across the school and as a result we use Lexia from Year 1 to Year 6.

What do you feel makes Lexia stand apart from other reading skills software products on the market?

Children love the software especially the fact it is based on different geographical locations. They love that it is interactive and visual and can see when they have completed units and how far they’ve got left. It’s really visual, child friendly and suitable for across the whole school as the levels appeal to all students.

Can you provide a general overview of how you use Lexia?

As we have 100 licences, all KS1 children on Lexia and KS2 use it with targeted students and higher ability students. KS1 have Lexia timetabled for 3 x 30 min slots and are using it independently on our school iPads. We also really like the new addition of the Lexia close reads, especially for upper key stage 2.

Have you noticed a positive impact on students?

Speaking from my point of view as a Year 2 teacher I’ve noticed it has helped a lot with spelling and spelling patterns which are linked with the curriculum. I’ve noticed little things like, skills we sometimes take for granted that the children can do for example, letter names; this is reinforced and gets the students to think about it again. The program supports such a broad range of Literacy skills which my students are transferring to their writing and reading. The students are more confident in Literacy for example when using contractions; they will comment that they have done this in Lexia and they are good at making the link between Lexia and what they are doing in the classroom.

Why do you feel Lexia is successful in your school?

I think Lexia is so successful because the children enjoy it, they have that want and drive to do it. It is completely on their level, interesting and engaging. It’s great that they can see their own progress, making it clear as to where they are and where they are aiming for. The staff have taken it on with both hands and have made time for Lexia. We like the progress measures as we are able to see where each child is and what they are struggling with, makes our jobs as teachers a little bit easier with what aspect the students need help with in their Literacy skills.