It is something that can often be observed: pupils and students who are already struggling somewhat in terms of literacy can slip back even further during the school holidays.
Unfortunately this “slippage” can have an even greater impact on some students when it occurs during the Easter break, as the arrival of better weather in the summer term can encourage more time to be spent outdoors, leaving less time for doing any literacy support work at home.
In such cases the best solution is one that is totally geared around each individual student’s specific needs; an approach which can be utilised both at home and at school.
Being an approach based totally around the student’s current literacy level, our solution means that the gaining of literacy changes from being a struggle into something that is enjoyable. Enjoyable both because of the nature of the materials and because the progress can be witnessed by the student every day.
In a study conducted between March and summer 2016, at-risk pupils and students across nearly 3,000 schools made substantial progress using our approach. During this time, the percentage of young people working two or more years below their expected level was reduced by almost half (54% to 28%).
To achieve such success, our approach starts with a highly accurate and rapid system of placing pupils and students according to their current literacy ability, and which precisely notes the progress they are making day to day.
This auto-placement approach analyses individual ability levels and reveals exactly what each student needs to be focussing on in order to ensure progress is achieved.
Then, if the student can have one-to-one tuition in a way that is utterly engaging and responsive to her or his immediate literacy needs and within the school’s budget, the issue is resolved.
All of this can be done using Strategies from Lexia. The analysis, the comparisons with other pupils and students, the progress, the remedial work – each and every element of a student’s learning journey is tracked and evaluated by Strategies.
If you would like to read the case studies involving UK schools which are already using the system please click here. You will then also find on the right of the page the route to having access to the full program for 30 days without any payment or commitment.