Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
Randi Kay Weiland
This capstone addresses the following research question: Does Lexia Core 5 Support Accelerated Reading Growth in Third Grade Intervention Students During Independent Reading Time With Minimal Teacher Support? The author first examines the previous research around Lexia Core 5 done by O'Callaghan et al. (2016) & Maracuso et al. (2019). This mixed methods study investigates how using Lexia Core 5 impacts participants’ overall reading growth via pre- and post- assessment data. It follows participants’ Lexia Core 5 usage over the course of 7 weeks tracking both the minutes spent and number of units completed. Data for this study also includes participant self-assessment surveys, which were meant to track on-task behavior, reading gains, and enjoyment of Lexia usage time. The findings suggest that 1) the more Lexia minutes completed does not affect oral reading fluency (ORF) growth; and 2) the number of Lexia units completed does have an effect on oral reading fluency. The closer the participants were to the recommended Lexia usage ratio of 1 unit completed for every 5 minutes, the more they grew on their grade level oral reading fluency.
Charter Schools, Literacy, Reading, Intervention
Strand, Whitney, "Does Lexia Core 5 Support Accelerated Reading Growth in Third Grade Intervention Students During Independent Reading Time With Minimal Teacher Support?" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4561.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations