Rosetta Stone: Lexia Reading Core5 Dramatically Improves Student Achievement in Kansas Statewide Reading Initiative

 Rosetta Stone: Lexia Reading Core5 Dramatically Improves Student Achievement
                    in Kansas Statewide Reading Initiative

                                                                             

       Lexia Reading Core5 Dramatically Improves Student Achievement in
                     Kansas Statewide Reading Initiative

 Mid-year report shows statistically significant reductions in the number of
                               students behind
      grade level and at high-risk of not meeting end-of-year benchmarks

BOSTON - April 23, 2014 - Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company,
today announced mid-year results from  the Kansas Reading Initiative in  which 
the use  of  the  Lexia  Reading®  Core5®  program  has  driven  statistically 
significant gains in student achievement, with the number of students  working 
on material at/above  grade level doubling  from 36% at  the beginning of  the 
school  year  to  72%  at  the  mid-year  point.  In  addition,  there  was  a 
statistically significant reduction in  the percentage of students  considered 
to be at high risk of not meeting end-of-year benchmarks-dropping from 46%  to 
27%.

Results from  the  first half  of  the  2013-2014 school  year  were  recently 
presented to  the  Kansas  Cabinet  for Children  and  the  Senate  and  House 
Education Committees. The report details  the mid-year achievement levels  for 
nearly 10,000 student participants who met recommended usage requirements  for 
the program. More than 220 schools  across the state are participating in  the 
Kansas Reading Initiative, which  provides access to  the Lexia Reading  Core5 
program at no cost to schools.

"Lexia Reading Core5 is  driving real learning and  growth as it closes  skill 
gaps at  an exceptional  rate," said  Heather Vincent,  principal at  Franklin 
Elementary in Wichita, Kansas. "It's giving students the time to practice  and 
learn, and it's also addressing  their deficiencies with precise material.  In 
addition, the program directs the reading intervention specialist via specific
action plans  and structured  lessons so  that improvement  happens much  more 
quickly than it would without such a powerful tool."

The Kansas  Reading Initiative  is an  ongoing statewide  grant that  provides 
schools access  to Lexia  Reading Core5  to help  close the  reading gap.  The 
program provides personalized learning for students of all abilities in grades
pre-K-5 and student progress  is monitored in real  time, without stopping  to 
administer a test. Student performance data are predictive of future  outcomes 
on commonly used assessments such as DIBELS®, AIMSweb® and MAP®, and drive the
Lexia Reading Core5 program's student-specific recommendations for teacher-led
instructional strategies. The Kansas State Department of Education has  deemed 
Lexia Reading Core5 as an approved assessment for Student Growth Measures.

Educational  Design  Solutions  (EDS),  a  Kansas-based  company,  is  Lexia's 
statewide partner for the Kansas  Reading Initiative. Together, EDS and  Lexia 
have worked closely  with schools  across the state  to ensure  implementation 
success by  helping schools,  teachers and  students meet  usage  requirements 
necessary to achieve expected academic gains.  To learn more about the  Kansas 
Reading Initiative, please visit www.kansasreading.com.

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 Reading®  software. A  Rosetta Stone  company, 
Lexia's programs  have  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.

Contact:
Charlotte Andrist
candrist@haseltongroup.com
Media Inquiries Only: 770-578-8007

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