Share Paper: Longitudinal Blended Learning in a Low SES Elementary School

  1. Paul Macaruso, Community College of Rhode Island, United States
  2. Valerie Marshall, Lexia Learning Systems, United States
  3. Lisa B. Hurwitz, Lexia Learning Systems, United States
Thursday, July 11 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Room 122

Abstract: By the end of elementary school, most U.S. students fail to meet national standards for reading proficiency, with particularly low proficiency rates among low SES populations. Identifying interventions that have long-lasting positive effects on students’ literacy skills is imperative. The present manuscript explored the long-term impact of using the Lexia® Core5® Reading blended learning program (Core5) with low SES students (N = 63) from kindergarten through third grade. The paper also examined the strategies teachers employed to successfully implement this program. Through Core5, students complete an individualized sequence of online literacy activities, and are presented with a set of more ...