Resources for Literacy Learning
Get the latest research, insights, and thought leadership from Lexia’s literacy experts, and learn more about how we help develop critical literacy skills for a wide variety of educational environments.
To ensure improved student learning and educator outcomes, we hold ourselves to a higher standard of efficacy. Why?
How to Support Teachers Now: Three Ways to Reduce Teacher Burnout and Promote Success
K–12 teachers are facing serious burnout. A recent Gallup poll reveals three of the primary reasons are unreasonable expectations and time pressures, unmanageable workloads, and a lack of support from administrators. These are complex, multifaceted challenges that demand a holistic approach for resolution.
Beyond Access Expanding Digital Equity
Digital equity has no finish line. It’s an ongoing conversation among education stakeholders about how to ensure every student is equipped with the technology tools, skills, and support needed to succeed academically and fully participate in an increasingly digital life.
Helping Students Make the Shift from Learning to Read to Reading to Learn
Explicit reading instruction is the only way students can make the shift from learning to read to reading to learn in fourth grade. Students who struggle to read at grade level need intervention to be academically successful.
Multilingual Students and the Science of Reading: Insights From a Roundtable Symposium
How do Emergent Bilinguals learn to read English? Discover the insights gleaned from a roundtable symposium about Emergent Bilinguals and the science of reading, as well as recommendations for the future.
Does It Work? Separating the Signal From the Noise in Efficacy Claims
When educational programs make claims of efficacy, effect size seems like a bias-free way to compare them. But while effect size promises clarity, using it as the only metric for evaluating interventions comes with pros and cons that are examined in this insight.
The Big Resignation: What Leaders Can Do To Retain Good Educators and Recruit New Talent
This Insight discusses proven techniques for school leaders to create an environment that is open and supportive for all. Learn how to build a shared vision that everyone in our organization embraces.
Expanding Educational Equity in No Uncertain Terms: Equity Begins With High-Quality Instruction for All Students
Lexia is expanding educational equity into a framework of three intersecting elements: instructional equity, cultural equity, and digital equity. In this first of the series, learn how expanding equity begins with providing high-quality instruction for all students.
It’s More Than Phonics: Dispelling the Biggest Myth About the Science of Reading
We now have five decades of gold-standard research into how students learn to read. This body of evidence is called the science of reading and confirms that students do in fact need explicit phonics instruction to read proficiently—along with four other areas of reading.
Confident Teachers Create Successful Readers
Strong literacy skills are essential to students’ academic success across all areas of the curriculum. While 95% of students can learn to read, research shows that only 34% of fourth-grade students (and 32% of eighth-grade students) read proficiently (NAEP, 2019). This gap predates the pandemic but intensified over the last two years with the loss of instructional time. To combat this, teachers are doing their best to accelerate student learning, so we must give them better support and tools to identify their students’ needs and provide personalized instruction.