FAQ Archive

Does the Lexplore assessment link to any guided reading schemes?

Within each pupil’s reading profile, teachers will be able to find a Lexplore score, providing an absolute measure of their progress. This score can easily be aligned to existing reading level frameworks and guided reading schemes.

In the table below you will be able to see how our assessment results align with some of the most successful reading schemes.

To find out more about selecting relevant reading material for children following their Lexplore assessment please get in touch with our friendly team.

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How can I see the technology in action?

A quick 30-minute online demonstration gives you the opportunity to explore our assessment and results portal, ask any questions you might have, and find out how Lexplore could work for your school.

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What do we do after we have the results?

Our award-winning assessment now comes complete with a dedicated interventions package, which aligns with our assessment outcomes to support both emerging and fluent readers in their development.

Lexplore Intensive has been pioneered by experienced SENDCOs, literacy leaders, and dyslexia specialists, to support precision teaching. With no lesson plans required, the program is ready to go if you’re a classroom teacher or TA.

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Where does the Lexplore assessment take place?

Our assessment can be carried out within the school environment. We just recommend examiners set themselves up in a quiet room close to the class from where pupils will be leaving and re-joining their lesson. This ensures there is little disruption to learning.

As the assessment only takes a matter of minutes, pupils can return to class once they have completed the reading activity. More information about the setup of the assessment can be found in the testing environment and information you have access to as a Lexplore Customer.

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What if a pupil does not have English as a first language?

Our assessment can offer a fresh perspective when it comes to assessing pupils with English as an additional language. With powerful algorithms, able to provide fully objective results, we can offer the same exciting insight into reading regardless of children’s different backgrounds and situations.

 ” We want to root out any reading difficulties as soon as we can so we can help pupils make progress. Lexplore Analytics provides us with a completely unbiased way to assess our children “ 

Elizabeth Monaghan, SENCO, Freemantle Community Academy

Will results be affected if a pupil wears glasses?

Our technology is able to monitor a child’s eye movements through all glasses and accurately determine reading attainment regardless. The assessment has also been able to highlight some children who have specific eyesight difficulties and require glasses that might not have been picked up on as early with paper-based reading tests.

 ” The tests highlighted physical difficulties too. One pupil found it difficult to focus on the words with both eyes, which indicated that he might need glasses to correct his vision, so we spoke to his parents about arranging a sight test “ 

Adam Luxford , Freemantle Community Academy

Can a child sit the assessment if they are visually impaired?

So far we have been able to determine the reading attainment of pupils with many different visual impairments and will continue to train our machine learning models as we encounter new data. Using our unique assessment data, teachers have been able to pick up on pupils needing glasses as well as highlight those with optical impairments based on their eye movement patterns.

 ” The tests highlighted physical difficulties too. One pupil found it difficult to focus on the words with both eyes, which indicated that he might need glasses to correct his vision, so we spoke to his parents about arranging a sight test.” 

Adam Luxford – Freemantle Community Academy

How long does the Lexplore assessment take?

We estimate that the assessment takes between two and five minutes per pupil, depending upon their reading speed. This enables schools to quickly assess a large number of pupils without additional workload. The results are available immediately in our user-friendly portal with no marking required.

 ” One of the main reasons we chose Lexplore is because it frees up so much time. Previously, it took teachers an entire term to do accurate assessments on their whole class. By contrast, 200 children went through the Lexplore assessment process in a week. Within five minutes of each assessment we had the results of their reading activity and an accurate attainment level.” 

Adam Luxford – Freemantle Community Academy

At what age can a child sit the Lexplore assessment?

At the minute our assessment is for primary and secondary children in years 1 to 10.

If you are interested in Lexplore for different age groups do get in touch with our team. There are plenty of opportunities for schools and organisations to get involved with our development projects and access exclusive early bird offers.

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