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Lexia Learning Systems

www.lexialearning.com

 

 

Evidence of Effectiveness:

 

Texas - Tornillo Elementary School

 

In the Spring of 1996, Tornillo Elementary School was ranked around the 15th percentile in the state of Texas based on the scores of its students on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). Lexia's Phonics Based Reading (PBR) and Reading Plus were installed in April 1996. Every student in grades 1-5 was required to use the PBR software for at least 30 minutes a day staring in the 1996-97 school year. Once a student finished all three levels of PBR, they were required to begin using the Reading Plus software. The school made no other changes during the 1996-97 school year in staff or curriculum other than the software implementation. By the Spring of 1997, the school was ranked above the 75th percentile.

 

TAAS Results - Tornillo Elementary School

Students

1994

1995

1996

1997

CHG: 96-97

All Students

47.4%

45.3%

53.0%

75.0%

+41.5%

African Amer.

-

0.0%

65.7%

-

-

Hispanic

45.2%

45.1%

51.8%

73.5%

+41.9%

White

-

100.0%

100.0%

-

-

Econ. Disadvan.

47.4%

44.6%

50.0%

76.6%

+53.2%

 

San Francisco - Marshall Elementary School

 

During the 1996-97 school years, thirty-one 4th and 5th grade students from Marshall Elementary School participated in Lexia's accelerated learning instruction for seven months. Pre-and post-testing showed average gains in reading skills as follows:

 

Skill Category

Average Gain

Basic Word Skills

1.3 g.l.e. (grade level equivalent)

Reading Comprehension

1.4 g.l.e.

Oral Vocabulary

2.5 g.l.e.

Spelling and Syntax

0.5 g.l.e

The normal gain for seven months of school would be 0.8 g.l.e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Test and Post-Test Scores for the 4th grade and 5th grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Description:

 

Assessment - Instruction - Practice - Reassessment: the cycle through which children and adults are taught to read. Lexia Learning Systems software supports every step in the learning cycle, making each one quicker and more effective by letting the computer take on the repetitive tasks of generating assessment reports, providing correct speech examples, guiding the student through each exercise and correcting student work in real time. The teacher is left to focus on the essential tasks of instruction and management of the learning process.

 

         Lexia's assessment software identifies students' reading strengths and weaknesses in detail, providing reports teachers can use to focus instruction on just the skills that need it.

         Lexia's reading skills development software provides interactive exercises for students to learn from, and tracks their progress to automatically provide just the material that they are ready for and to report on their progress to teachers.

 

Students learn to read faster and more effectively when the structure of their language is presented to them. Lexia's interactive software incorporates the structure of the Orton Gillingham system, a robust, proven approach to teaching reading with a track record of over 50 years of success. Students learn reading skills in sequence, logically building an understanding while gaining fluency and preparing for the next skill.

 

Lexia's software is designed to provide the essential first elements of any effective reading program: Phonemic awareness, sound symbol correspondence, and basic decoding skills. The program is an instructional support system, rather than a complete curriculum. Lexia has been use with most of the major reading systems.

 

Aspects of Reading

 

This program addresses the following aspects of reading:

 

         Phonemic Awareness

         Phonics

         Fluency

         Vocabulary

         Comprehension

         Motivation

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Correlation to Nevada State Standards

 

Completed - On File.

 

Teacher Support:

 

Teacher training focuses on:

 

         Basic Product Operation

         Curriculum Integration

         Report Interpretation

 

Teacher guides are included with all Lexia products.

 


Equipment Requirements:

 

 

Apple Macintosh

Microsoft Windows

Computer

LC III or better

Intel 486/50 or better

Monitor

256 color capability & 13" screen

VGA or SVGA Graphics

Operating System

System 7.5.3 or better

Windows 95/98 & NT00

Media

CD-ROM

CD-ROM

Input Devise

Mouse & Keyboard

Mouse & Keyboard

Speech Output

Standard (16-bit best)

SoundBlaster (16 or 32 bit best)

Network

Appletalk Ethernet

Windows or Novell

Memory

12 MB RAM

12 MB RAM

Hard Disk Space

15-19 MB

15 MB

 

Costs:

 

Systems

25-User license

50-User License

100-User License

Unlimited-User License

Typical Elementary School Bundle with Training & Shipping

 

$8,125

 

$12,435

 

$19,055

 

$22,055

Typical Comprehensive Bundle with Training & Shipping

 

$9,125

 

$14,035

 

$21,055

 

$25,055

Typical Secondary Bundle with Training & Shipping

 

$6,025

 

$8,735

 

$13,255

 

$15,055

 

 

For Information Contact:

 

Marcie Schroeder, Managing Partner Jon Bower, President

The Computer Generation Lexia Learning Systems

P.O. Box 11689 2 Lewis Street

Prescott, AZ 86304-1689 Lincoln, MA 01773-0466

Phone: (928) 717-1234

(888) 717-3070

 

Current Location in Nevada:

 

Clark County School District

Crestwood Elementary School

1300 Pauline Way

Las Vegas, NV 89104

Contact: Sue Bernheisel

Phone: (702) 799-7890

 

Gragson Elementary School

555 North Honolulu

Las Vegas, NV 8989110

Contact: Charles Anderson

Phone: (702) 799-7330

 

Jydstrup Elementary School

5150 Duneville Street

Las Vegas, NV 89118

Contact: Deborah Willis

Phone: (702) 799-8140