The Lexia Reading app for iPad is now available on the Apple app store at www.itunes.com/appstore/. The new app from Lexia Learning, a provider of reading instructional technology, allows students to use the Lexia Early Reading and Lexia Primary Reading programs on iPad 2 and higher. This provides students in grades K–3 greater access to the program in tablet-enabled classrooms and computer labs, and extends use outside of the school day in blended learning environments.
Lexia developed Lexia Reading to accelerate reading development for students of all abilities. The predicts which students are unlikely to meet their year-end benchmarks and then provides a customized action plan and instructional resources for teacher-led, direct skill instruction to address specific skill gaps. Each of the age-appropriate, skill-specific activities conforms to the Common Core State Standards and the program delivers systematic, structured support that advances each student to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.
In addition to supporting foundational skills development, Lexia Reading includes an embedded assessment feature that can help reduce educators’ dependence on traditional testing methods. This approach, known as Assessment Without Testing, gathers student performance data without administering a test. The norm-referenced measures are correlated to, and highly predictive of, student outcomes on commonly used measures such as DIBELS and AIMSweb, the announcement states. Assessment Without Testing identifies and prioritizes students for small group or individual instruction, providing teachers and intervention specialists with recommended targeted instructional strategies and structured lessons, including the minutes-per-week of software usage each student needs to improve performance on grade-level assessments.
Lexia Reading for the iPad is the latest app innovation from Lexia. In 2011, Lexia launched the powerful myLexia app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The myLexia app gives teachers and administrators the power of Assessment Without Testing in the palm of their hand, with detailed school-wide, classroom-by-classroom and individual student proficiency data.
An iPad app version of Lexia Strategies for Older Students, a program supporting struggling students in grades 4–12, is currently in development with an anticipated launch date of August 31, 2013.
Source: Lexia Reading, www.lexialearning.com