For Secondary Schools…
Since the launch of our award winning primary assessment in 2018, we have had a number of secondary schools contact us asking for a quick and accurate reading assessment for the Year 7 transition!
With more than 148,000 pupils leaving primary school every year unable to read, it’s a all too familiar scenario for secondary teachers that pupils often enter the classroom brimming with ideas and ready to engage but the difficulties they face when it comes to reading and writing often hold them back.
For many of these children, whose difficulties have remained hidden throughout their primary education, the barriers they face in the classroom can prevent them from accessing content heavy secondary material or lead to them being taught in lower ability sets where they are not engaged or challenged.
“ The only information we get from primary schools are SATs scores and we don’t feel confident these are the most accurate assessment of a child’s abilities. Using Lexplore Analytics, we can quickly identify who in our new cohort needs additional support and it has allowed us to put the right interventions in place straight away. “
Rhiannon Chanter – Assistant Head – Werneth School
However, the new version of Lexplore Analytics can provide teachers with an in-depth view of a child’s reading in just a few minutes as soon as they enter the secondary classroom. The assessment can also offer a unique insight into a child’s silent reading skills, which has proven invaluable within the secondary classroom, especially when it comes to gathering important evidence for GCSE access arrangements.
“ There is enormous scope for technology and AI to transform aspects of education. Not by taking the role of teachers, but by saving them time and helping to identify difficulties so they can be addressed early enough to make a difference. “
Mark Fraser – Education Consultant
With the assessment taking only a matter of minutes and requiring no marking, it can not only save teachers countless hours of admin time but also help schools quickly and easily evaluate their reading programmes, closely measure the impact interventions and help all students really engage and develop a love of reading away from traditional assessments.
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