The Lexplore Team is comprised of people with varying backgrounds and experiences with a driving desire for all children to discover the joys of reading. Difficulties in reading should not prevent any child from developing and reaching their full academic potential.
This passion for education is the foundation for starting Lexplore. The written word plays a central role in schools and in our society as a whole. The ability to read is a critical skill, and the key to a world of knowledge and overall success in life. All subject areas depend upon a student’s ability to read. Therefore, good readers tend to obtain better grades and academic fulfillment. Unfortunately, the reverse also applies. It is not unusual for students to suffer from poor self-esteem and education isolation, which worsens over time and may hinder future academic and social goals when they are unable to read.
Our belief is that early detection of reading challenges can help alleviate many of these concerns. Pinpointing a reading problem has been daunting to some educators, which means that support efforts are sometimes implemented later than necessary and it becomes more difficult to remediate. In partnership with schools around the country, Lexplore would like to change this situation!
Lexplore offers educators a digital, evidence-based way of measuring a student’s reading level. The data collected allows teachers to follow a student’s reading development over time. The method takes a minimal amount of time for teachers–about 2 minutes. Less time for administering tests and assessments, means more time in the classroom to provide the personalized supports that each student needs to help them grow as readers.
Our method and data collected is designed to give schools a clear view of all students’ reading levels and flag those who are not on grade level beginning in the first grade. Ongoing use of Lexplore, along with proper interventions, ensures that no student slips through the cracks. Lexplore can assist districts in narrowing the student achievement gap and allowing students to be productive readers.