Technology

A new year, a new name, the same award winning assessment!

This new year we announced a change in our company name to Lexplore Analytics, effective from January 1, 2020.

The change is in line with our vision to provide teachers and senior leadership teams at both primary and secondary level with more broader analysis of pupils’ reading.

Stephen Park, managing director of Lexplore Analytics in the UK, said, “We chose the name Lexplore Analytics to reflect the feedback we’ve had from educators about the importance of accurate and precise data. We wanted a name that would more accurately reflect the invaluable insight our assessment results can offer into reading across the attainment spectrum. Helping schools objectively highlight children needing more support as well as determining where a strong reader might need challenging.

The news comes after a successful 18 months, in which we have been awarded two teach primary awards and been accredited as a 5* SEN Resource AND Digital Device for schools. Lexplore Analytics was also selected as a finalist in the BETT Awards 2019 for innovation and has been accredited by the British Dyslexia Association.

“It’s an exciting time and a milestone in our journey to helping teachers ensure every child reaches their full potential.”

The Lexplore Analytics reading assessment combines the latest in eye tracking and artificial intelligence with extensive research. The assessment is now able to determine reading attainment and highlight pupils experiencing different difficulties within minutes. By measuring when, where, and how children’s eyes move in relation to the words they are reading, the technology can pick up on minor differences in the way they process text and offer teachers a valuable insight into the complex cognitive and linguistic processes behind children’s reading.

Unlike other literacy assessments, there is no writing involved for children and no marking involved for teachers. Lexplore provides a true picture of a child’s reading skills in isolation of their ability to write or their skills in the English language. The simple assessment format can also help teachers gain an accurate assessment of children with very low levels of literacy or SEN challenges. Teachers can then spot potential issues early and act quickly to close any attainment gaps.

The tests themselves are fun for pupils to do, so results therefore reflect children’s natural and spontaneous reading ability without any influence from normal testing conditions.

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