Our Story

Following 30 years of academic research at the Karolinska Institute, which has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology and Medicine since 1901, we first launched our unique method of assessing reading in Sweden in 2015. After a successful entrance into the US in 2017, we then launched in the UK early in 2018.

Our work is still driven by the same overarching commitment to education upon which Lexplore was founded many years ago, however, our assessment has undergone much further development, making it even more useful for enabling schools to closely monitor and evaluate reading progress. Today, having conducted more than 10,000 tests across all three countries, we have received lots of media attention and several awards.

 

 

With a widely recognised correlation between literacy, attainment, and behaviour, teachers work tirelessly to improve reading attainment. However, many current methods of assessing reading don’t take into account the full range of complex cognitive processes involved. This means it can take lots of time for teachers to collect the in depth information they need to back up their professional jusgements

Our unique assessment is based upon established, and peer reviewed research into the relationship between reading difficulties and eye movements. In a matter of minutes, it can precisely determine a child’s reading attainment, and help teachers identify those experiencing difficulties at a stage before they have even developed their full communication skills.

 

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Lexplore Testimonials

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.”

IT Lead

Adam Luxford • Freemantle C of E Community Academy

“Thanks to Lexplore we now have a rigorous and quick method of assessing children’s reading ability and the methods they use in order to decode text. We can assess children without adding to the work load of the class teachers, with the intention of also providing effective interventions for the teachers again without creating unnecessary admin.

We will be able to quickly and confidently identify problem areas where interventions may be necessary working in depth on the pedagogies of reading. Lexplore has given us the tools for tracking the progress of these interventions over time displaying it in a very tangible way.

The process of screening pupils could not be easier and often is a very enjoyable experience for the pupils. The training is very thorough and contact with the company is easy and available at all times if any questions or problems should occur. 

The portal is very clear, straight forward and is easy to use and understand. The data is displayed in a very visual manner giving an overview at a glance. Being able to see the child’s eye movements has been fascinating, insightful and at times mesmerising. The assessment has helped highlight students with optical impairments or pupils that may require reading glasses, based on their eye movement.

I feel that our knowledge of what makes a ‘strong’ reader has really been improved thanks to the scientific methods used by Lexplore.”