Lexia has announced the MyLexia App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a mobile app to provide real-time student skills data and norm-referenced performances measures. With mobile access to Lexia's Assessment Without Testing technology, teachers and administrators have actionable performance data at the point of instruction.
The MyLexia App helps teachers recognize which students are struggling, grouping students by specific skills for individual or small group instruction. As students complete each skill level, the MyLexia App helps celebrate student progress by notifying teachers when students have earned a certificate of achievement, which can then be emailed to parents or sent to a wireless printer.
The app also provides a detailed view of each student's performance, including a prediction of his or her percent chance of reaching end-of-year, grade-level benchmark. This allows teachers to prioritize the students who are at greatest risk of reading failure. At the school and district level, principals and superintendents can see-by class or by grade-students' probability of reaching grade-level benchmarks. With this information in hand, administrators can detect performance trends and deploy resources accordingly.
A recent survey by the Haselton Group concluded that 70% of administrators own a smartphone; yet less than a quarter (24%) have ever used their smartphone for instructional purposes. However, 67% of administrators said they would find an app like the MyLexia App a valuable instructional tool, including 20% who deemed it as an essential tool.
The MyLexia App is part of Lexia's product, Lexia Reading. The app is available for free on the Apple App store, and requires an active subscription to the Lexia Reading software. Lexia Reading is a technology-based system of differentiated practice, embedded assessment and targeted instruction, designed as an essential component of every reading curriculum.
As students work independently on Lexia Reading's systematic, structured skills development activities, the software records each response and adjusts each student's experience on the program according to his or her demonstrated skill level. This embedded assessment, known as Lexia's Assessment Without Testing technology, provides real-time data on students' specific skill gaps, as well as norm-referenced predictions of each student's percent chance of reaching the end-of-year benchmark. Based on these data, the program recommends structured, teacher-led lessons and intensity of instruction necessary to help each student reach benchmark.
Source: Lexia Learning, www.lexialearning.com