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.”

  

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.”

Pupil

KS2 • Mersey Vale Primary School

“It was a better reading test for me as it was on a computer screen and I prefer this. It didn’t seem like doing a test”

Pupil

KS2 • Mersey Vale Primary School

” 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.”