For Teachers and SENCOs

Using our Results Portal teachers and SENCOs are able to closely monitor the reading progress of individual pupils, and ensure their interventions are having the intended impact! 

We understand that traditional reading assessments tend to be resource intensive and subjective. Therefore, our assessment gives an entirely objective picture of reading in a matter of minutes and removes the need for any administrative input.

”    The results have enabled us to plan more targeted interventions and adapt quality first teaching to meet the needs of all children  

Jayne Mullane – Headteacher – Mersey Vale Primary School

Our paperless assessment is easy to set up and manage within the day to day running of a school, meaning teachers can dedicate their time to providing the interventions pupils require, as opposed to marking paper-based tests and manually evaluating reading themselves.

Each child is given a percentile score, a reading age, a year level equivalent a Lexplore and standard score. An individual measurement is also given for each reading component, displayed alongside previous results, the school average and the national average. This enables teachers to monitor the most minor progress at a granular level. They can also make quick comparisons within their classes and to national averages.

” Being able to see the child’s eyes move has been fascinating, insightful and at times mesmerising.

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

By combining audio and eye movement recordings we are also able to provide a unique visual representation of each pupil’s silent and oral reading, which can be used to tailor support to their specific needs and back up teacher’s professional judgements. So far these results have proven especially useful for sharing information with parents and also teachers during transition meetings between classes.

Reading speed scores, in particular, have proven to be useful for teachers building a picture of candidate needs for exam access arrangements. Therefore, results for both aloud and silently are displayed alongside a pupil’s overall reading profile.

Lexplore is an excellent tool for assessing whether pupils require extra time in tests. You can quickly determine whether they are reading quickly enough and know that you will have an accurate, objective answer alongside the evidence base to prove this. 

Aimee Cave – SENCO and Assistant Head – Pocklington Junior School

 

Our machine learning platform is also able to provide a sticky words list for each pupil based on their fixation time. Teachers can then clearly see whether pupils are struggling to decode particular graphemes or phonemes.

Each pupil’s results also links directly to dedicated interventions from our reading development programme, Lexplore Intensive.

 

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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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Adam Luxford

Data Protection Officer • Freemantle C of E Community Academy

” Thanks to Lexplore we now have a rigorous and quick method of assessing children’s reading ability. We can assess children without adding to the work load of class teachers, with the intention of providing effective interventions without creating unnecessary admin.

We will be able to quickly and confidently identify problem areas where interventions may be necessary. Lexplore has also given us the tools for tracking the progress of interventions overtime.

The portal is very clear, straight forward and is easy to use and understand. The data is displayed in a very visual manner giving you an in depth overview at a glance. Being able to see the child’s eye movements has also been fascinating, insightful and at times mesmerising. The assessment has also helped to highlight pupils with optical impairments and those that may require reading glasses.”

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