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We all know that the early identification of reading difficulties can transform a child’s whole experience of education. However, the complexity of reading is often underestimated, and specific difficulties are not always easy to spot.

Even the most experienced teacher may find themselves challenged when it comes to identifying and supporting the many children in their classes who encounter different and cognitively very diverse literacy difficulties.

Current reading assessments are simply not good enough. When we look at a standard test score in isolation, it tells us a child can’t read. It doesn’t tell us why that child can’t read. As children grow older, they often focus on comprehension. But again, a simple score doesn’t tell you how the child is reading, which means two children with the same score might actually need very different types of remediation. Lexplore Analytics gives us much more than a simple score or percentile…

Bernadette McLean – Former Principal of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

By combining the latest in AI and eye-tracking technology, our unique, paperless assessment can offer an entirely new insight into literacy, analysing a child’s skills across key reading components, determining their attainment, and highlighting potential difficulties in a matter of minutes.

With immediate, fully objective and in-depth results, teachers can then determine which students require extra support much earlier in their education and help all pupils develop a lifelong love of reading.

With Lexplore Analytics we can assess children without adding to the workload of class teachers, with the intention of also providing effective interventions again without creating unnecessary admin.

Adam Luxford – Data Protection Officer – Freemantle C of E Community Academy

Our unique technology was featured on BBC Evening News ( watch the feature here ) where Freemantle Community Academy in Southampton discussed how our assessment has revolutionised their view of reading in school, enabling teachers to see within five minutes if children are having trouble with certain words or letters.

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Lexplore Testimonials

Jayne Mullane

Headteacher • Mersey Vale Primary School

“We have found the results of the screening confirm and back-up other assessments that we carry out in school as well as highlighting some children (particularly girls and those who use coping strategies to present as confident readers) who may have a reading difficulty that has not previously been recognised.

The screening process is quick, straightforward and easy to manage within the normal day-to-day organisation of school. The presentation of results is clear, visual and easily accessible both with regard to whole class/ school outcomes and individual results. We especially like the ability to watch the actual recording of eye-movement whilst hearing the child read aloud.

We are impressed by the privacy of the results which require appropriate security measures to access. The results have enabled us to plan more targeted intervention and adapt quality first teaching to meet the needs of all children.

We are planning to use the results within forthcoming transition meetings between class teachers. Feedback from children was really positive and they are looking forward to the next screening sessions.”

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Bernadette McLean

• Former principal of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

“ If we don’t want struggling readers to lose confidence, we need to radically change how and when we pick up on literacy issues. Current reading assessments are simply not good enough. When we look at a standard test score in isolation, it tells us that a child can’t read. It doesn’t tell us why that child can’t read. Lexplore gives us much more than a simple score or percentile, making it easier for teachers to uncover the potential reasons why a child cannot read. “

” Teachers are already under a huge amount of pressure in the classroom, so it’s imperative to get as much information into their hands as possible about children’s literacy. New developments in AI technology by Lexplore are paving the way for exactly this. By using AI technology to monitor how a child’s eye moves when reading – in a way that’s quick, easy and fun for the child – it’s possible to gain incredibly detailed insight into how his or her brain is processing text at different levels. “

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