Remember if you are a Lexplore Customer you can book your place on all our upcoming broadcasts for Free within the Support Corner of your Results Portal. You can also purchase all past recordings by visiting the Lexplore Analytics Shop.
“ All the webinars I have done with Lexplore Analytics have been very informative and I have a good supply of notes to take to work and ideas to apply as well. “
We are delighted to welcome Katrina Cochrane for the third of our Summer School webinar series, Katrina is an experienced Specialist Teacher, Assessor and Author. This informative session will focus on coaching and preparing children to return to learning and school after a long absence. The hour-long CPD certificated broadcast will present tips and resources for parents and teachers, as well as welcome your questions.
Looking ahead towards the Autumn Term, we are delighted to share our upcoming FREE Q and A webinar with an expert panel! With experts in the fields of SEND, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Assistive Technology and EAL Learning, this discussion will be a fantastic opportunity for parents and teachers to ask any education-related questions before children and teachers return to the classroom.
As proud partners of the British Dyslexia Association, Lexplore Analytics are delighted to celebrate Dyslexia Awareness week with this free broadcast, exploring the gifts of dyslexia sharing real-life examples and stories! This inspiring broadcast will also explore methods and strategies to help dyslexic children overcome any learning barriers they might face the classroom.
We are delighted to work with independent education consultant and dyscalculia expert Judy Hornigold for this fantastic broadcast. The session will highlight practical approaches for supporting learners with Dyscalculia, including the use of manipulatives such as Cuisenaire Rods, Ten frames, two-coloured counters, bar modelling and othe techniques.
Picture a child in your classroom who is new to English, brimming with ideas, ready to learn and desperate to join in, yet lacking the words they need to fully engage with their learning. This child and many others like them may have joined your class halfway through the year, and now it’s your job to unlock their potential and give them a flying start to their learning journey. It’s a challenging scenario, and one faced by schools up and down the country. So what can you do to make a positive difference to EAL pupils whether they stay for six months or six years?
This Summer Term, teachers across the country have worked harder than ever before trying to maintain a high level of teaching in the face of school closures and the COVID-19 pandemic! As the end of this challenging term approaches, many teachers, parents and children alike will be looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the holidays.
Encouraging a love of reading is hugely beneficial for all pupils, including those with SEND. But it requires the space and the time to focus on books! How can schools create and drive a reading culture? Aimee Cave, SENCo and assistant head explains how they are achieving it in their school…
Frequently Asked Questions...
What do we do after we have the results?
Within each pupil’s results teachers can find our guidelines for intervention which offer simple recommendations, activities and resources tailored to a child’s reading level to help build their skills in each reading component. Teachers can also find more free materials and guides in our Lexources Corner which help turn our objective results into personalised learning plans for each child.
We are also in the process of launching Lexplore Intensive, a new reading training programme with free material specially designed for each child’s specific reading level. Get in touch with out team to find out more…
For more in depth interventions our team of SEN Consultants, reading specialists, and partner companies can help when it comes to referrals, and classroom or reading support.
What if a pupil does not have English as a first language?
Our assessment can offer a fresh perspective when it comes to assessing pupils with English as an additional language. With powerful algorithms, able to provide fully objective results, we can offer the same exciting insight into reading regardless of children’s different backgrounds and situations.
“We want to root out any reading difficulties as soon as we can so we can help pupils make progress. Lexplore Analytics provides us with a completely unbiased way to assess our children”
Our assessment helps teachers to identify which pupils find reading difficult regardless of their fluency in English. And importantly, highlight possible underlying reading issues that could be masked by a lack of language knowledge.
As a Lexplore Customer, we will visit your school or organisation to carry out the theoretical and practical Training needed for your staff members to test children independently. The technology and method is extremely simple to set up and understand meaning the training process is usually completed in one or two days.
How do eye movements reflect reading attainment?
Reading involves a complicated interplay between many different cognitive and linguistic processes. Measuring when, where, and how a child’s eyes move in relation to the words they read allows us to quickly evaluate how effectively these processes work together, and pick up on minor differences in the way their brains process text on lexical, syntactic and structural levels.
“Eye movements is one of the best ways to index reading ability at an incredibly in-depth level.”
Our Eye Tracking assessment has been developed following over 30 years of peer reviewed research at one of the leading medical institutes in the world into the unique insight eye movements can offer us into reading.
We estimate that the assessment takes between two and five minutes per child depending upon their reading speed. This enables schools to quickly assess a large number of pupils without additional workload. The results are available immediately in our user-friendly portal with no marking required.
“One of the main reasons we chose Lexplore is because it frees up so much time. Previously, it took teachers an entire term to do accurate assessments on their whole class. By contrast, 200 children went through the Lexplore assessment process in a week. Within five minutes of each assessment we had the results of their reading activity and an accurate attainment level.”
At what age can a child sit the Lexplore assessment?
At the minute our assessment is for primary and secondary children in years 2 to 9.
If you are interested in Lexplore for different age groups do get in touch with our team. There are plenty of opportunities for schools and organisations to get involved with our development projects and access exclusive early bird offers.