E4I focus on Lexia Core 5 Reading
Lexia Core 5 Reading was recently added to the Evidence4Impact database, and has been rated as ‘moderate’ for primary reading. This rating lets educators know that the intervention is worth considering, particularly if there are no interventions with strong evidence on the outcomes being targeted.
Lexia Core 5 Reading is a blended learning reading intervention for pupils from Reception to Year 6. The intervention was developed as an enhanced version of an earlier intervention called Lexia Reading. Lexia Core 5 Reading provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalised learning in six years of reading instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, structural analysis and comprehension. Pupils work independently to follow their own learning path online and this is combined with targeted instruction by a teacher or a teaching assistant.
The Evaluation and Training Institute carried out an evaluation of Lexia Core 5 Reading for the Utah State Office of Education. The evaluation found that Lexia Core 5 Reading had a positive impact on Kindergarten and Grade 1 and no significant impact on pupils in Grades 2 and 3. The study included 157 schools across 29 Local Education Agencies in the state of Utah. The study looked at the application of eight different technologies in schools, and their effectiveness as a whole and relative to each other.
The study found a mean effect size of +0.16 for primary reading for pupils using Lexia Core 5 Reading.