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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.

Our March Star User is Rbu Maes Yr Haul Primary, Bridgend. Claire Nicholas, told us about why they decided to purchase Lexia and the positive impact it has had on their students.

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

Lexia offers us a number of different ways of using it. A lot of other interventions we used were quite dry and paper based, whereas Lexia offers better home schooling and flexibility as they can access the Lexia software any time on the class iPads.  The myLexia data is excellent. It gives a clear entry and exit baseline for our interventions. It has given us structure when deciding which children to target and the range of resources that come with the program are great. Our LSOs run the program and they find myLexia so user friendly for sorting the lesson plans and checking student progress. 

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

We have dedicated intervention time twice a week where the students come out in groups, we then have catch up groups for those with red apples or who require Lexia lessons. On top of that, the children use it throughout the day in class and the teachers of our SEN Lexia users are using Lexia to feed into their IEP targets. Students also use Lexia as part of their homework.

Have you noticed a positive impact on students?

There has been a definite raise in their Literacy levels and confidence. All the children want to be using Lexia and be on the program. Our students enjoy the Lexia groups and using it on their own and have noticed an improvement on their reading and spelling.

Do you use a special rewards system in school when pupils progress on Lexia?

We use the Lexia certificates and are incorporated in our weekly celebration assembly. Lexia is now firmly part of the school assembly.

How useful do you find the Lexia reports in terms of demonstrating progression and informing planning?

The LSOs who deliver Lexia find it really supportive. They have Lexia planning time throughout the week, check progress and those who aren’t using it enough at home they contact the parents to make sure students are accessing Lexia at home.  They use myLexia to look at who needs additional support or extra time on a Friday. I look half termly to look at overall progress but my LSOs keep me updated with student progress and achievements. The reports are vitally important.

Lexia is easy and straight forward to use and our children are engaged in it. We have had a lot of support from Lexia in terms of training and customer support. It engages the children and are making progress and having fun at the same time. It is definitely motivating the children.