The Process Step by Step

By combining the latest AI technology with over 30 years of academic research, our assessment is able to quickly determine a child’s exact reading attainment across five different levels in just three simple steps. 

  1. The assessment itself is administered
  2. Information is uploaded to a cloud based platform for AI analysis
  3. Results and intervention can be accessed by authorised staff through the Lexplore Portal

Evidence-based assessment 

Our testing method is as simple as it is effective!

Taking only a matter of minutes our entirely computer based assessment monitors a child’s spontaneous eye movement whilst reading, so we can quickly evaluate how effectively all the complex processes of cognition involved in reading work together.

“The assessment was able to highlight some children (particularly girls and those who use coping strategies to present as confident readers) with reading difficulties that had not previously been recognised.”

As our assessment takes a completely different format to most traditional tests pupils tend to thoroughly enjoy their experience; many even ask if they can sit it again! By replacing more time-consuming assessment methods we can help decrease the overall assessment time for pupils, whilst still providing teachers with a valuable overview of reading in a non-test like environment.

“I found it more enjoyable than other tests that we do because it was fun, short and less tiring. The stories were interesting and I wanted to read them to find out what happened.”

Machine Learning Analysis 

Once a child has sat our assessment the recordings are uploaded to a secure, cloud-based platform, where our machine learning models perform a powerful statistical analysis on their eye movement patterns. As our algorithms have been trained to automatically recognise correlations in eye movement patterns, they are able to immediately determine a child’s reading attainment as a percentile position within our normal distribution curve.
Developed from extensive and prolonged research, these models are already performing at a 95% accuracy, but they continue to learn from new data, meaning the more our technology is use the more accurate the overview of reading it is able to give.

“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.”

Results and Intervention 

Results can be accessed through our user-friendly portal which shows reading attainment across five coloured levels from low to high. Access to the Results Portal is granted only after a strong two stage authorisation process. The portal can also provide recommendations for intervention to help tailor programmes to both support and challenge all pupils inline with their reading level. With regular testing schools can closely monitor reading and ensure interventions are having the intended impact.

“The interventions are clearly working, and the tests revealed one pupil progressed from a ‘low’ banding, through ‘below average’ to ‘average’ in the space of just 7 months, and in that time she has also made a significant improvement in reading speed.”

The Portal also enables powerful comparisons to be made across many levels from Individual Pupil to LA or MAT organisations, so that support and resources can be allocate to where they are most required. There is also an option for comparisons to be made to the national averages so that those in charge can gain an increased understanding of performance in an external context.


As a Lexplore customer you will also be invited to join our Support and Intervention Circles in Edoocoo. Within these you will be able to communicate and share experiences and ideas with ourselves, other schools, and the educational professionals we are partnered with.

“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.”

 

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