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We all know that the early identification of reading difficulties can transform a child’s whole educational experience. However, the complexity of reading is often underestimated, and specific difficulties are not always easy to spot.

Even the most experienced teacher may frequently find themselves challenged when it comes to identifying and supporting the many children in their classes who encounter different and cognitively very diverse difficulties when learning to read.

“Current reading assessments are simply not good enough. When we look at a standard test score in isolation, it tells us that a child can’t read. It doesn’t tell us why that child can’t read.

We have developed the first fully objective reading assessment, which by combining the latest in AI and eye tracking technology, can analyse a child’s skills across key reading components, determine their attainment, and highlight specific difficulties in a matter of minutes.

With immediate, objective and in-depth results, teachers can then determine which students require extra support much earlier in their education and help all pupils develop a lifelong love of reading.

“ With Lexplore we can assess children without adding to the workload of the class teachers, with the intention of also providing effective interventions for the teachers again without creating unnecessary admin.”

Our unique technology recently featured on BBC Evening News ( watch the feature here ) where Freemantle Community Academy in Southhampton discussed how our assessment has revolutionised their view of reading in school, enabling teachers to see within five minutes if children are having trouble with certain words or letters.

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Lexplore Testimonials

Headteacher

Jayne Mullane • 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.”

Bernadette McLean

Independent child literacy expert • Former principal of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

“Current reading assessments are simply not good enough. When we look at a standard test score in isolation, it tells us that a child can’t read. It doesn’t tell us why that child can’t read. Lexplore gives us much more than a simple score or percentile, making it easier for teachers to uncover the potential reasons why a child cannot read.”