Rosetta Stone: Lexia Reading's Strategies for Older Students Now Available for
Lexia Reading's Strategies for Older Students Now Available for iPad
Newest Version of the Lexia Reading App Supports Unique, Personalized Learning
Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12; Extends Learning Beyond School Day
Boston -Sept. 12, 2013 - Across the country, more schools continue to adopt
one-to-one iPad programs and embrace 'bring-your-own-device' initiatives.
Lexia Learning®, one of the nation's most highly regarded providers of reading
instructional technology, is leading the way with iPad apps designed to
provide the most robust instructional reading approach available on any mobile
platform.Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, has extended
its front-runner status with the launch of "Lexia Strategies for Older
Students" for iPad®, available as part of the latest version of the Lexia
Reading® App. The app provides multi-sensory learning for remedial students in
grades 6 and above, helping them develop their foundational reading skills
through an age-appropriate interface with a range of content that keeps older
"The iPad is fundamentally changing the way students navigate their
educational experience," said Lexia President Nick Gaehde. "We are committed
to supporting mobile learning environments to drive greater student engagement
in the classroom and beyond the school day in settings such as before- and
after-school programs, community centers, and public libraries."
Lexia Strategies for Older Students® is available at the Apple app store as
part of the Lexia Reading App, which also includes the research-proven Lexia
Early Reading® and Lexia Primary Reading® programs for grades K-4. To access
the app, users must have an active Lexia license.
When students first log in, they are automatically placed at the proper level
and work at their own pace in a mature, focused learning interface to develop
their foundational reading skills. If a student begins to struggle in any
skill activity, the program provides scaffolding, simplifying the task so that
the student can practice that skill with additional support. Once he
demonstrates proficiency in this practice environment, the student returns to
the standard task to continue in the program.
While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia's
unique embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides
educators with actionable, diagnostic performance data without interrupting
the flow of instruction to administer a test. Assessment Without Testing
identifies and prioritizes students for small group or individual instruction,
providing teachers and intervention specialists with targeted instructional
strategies and structured lessons, including the minutes-per-week each student
needs to spend using the program in order to meet expectations on grade-level
assessments. This lowers expenditures on assessments and, according to a
national survey, Lexia saves teachers up to a month of instructional time. In
addition, real-time, online access on a browser, iPad app, or iPhone® app
provides administrator and educators with data at the student, class, grade,
school, and district levels.
Gaehde continued, "Increasingly, our customers are adopting iPad programs, and
the Lexia app now allows them to use the tablet in conjunction with the
research-proven instructional materials from Lexia that they have come to rely
About Lexia Learning
Established with a promise to improve student literacy through the use of
technology, today more than one million students are currently improving their
reading proficiency with Lexia. A Rosetta Stone company, Lexia has been
nationally recognized and proven effective in sixpeer-reviewed,
research-based outcome studies published in scientific journals such as The
Journal of Reading Research and the Bilingual Research Journal. For more
information, visit www.lexialearning.com or call 1-800-435-3942.
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