Online: Webinar - Lexplore : A Unique Ai Based Method of Assessing Reading With Stephen Park, Managing Director
- 1st Oct 2020
- Literacy, SENCO, SEND
- Early Years, Primary
- Leadership, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum
- Lunch Not Included
- Refreshments Not Included
By combining the latest in AI and eye-tracking technology, this unique, paperless assessment can offer an entirely new insight into literacy, analysing a child’s skills across key reading components, determining their attainment, and highlighting potential difficulties in a matter of minutes.
With immediate, fully objective and in-depth results, teachers can then determine which students require extra support much earlier in their education and help all pupils develop a lifelong love of reading.
Able to determine every pupil’s reading attainment in a matter of minutes, this assessment not only helps identify children with reading difficulties, such as Dyslexia before they have even developed their full communication skills but also enables teachers to accurately assess children with extremely low literacy capabilities.
The assessment has also been able to offer a fresh perspective when it comes pointing to children’s specific problem areas, some of which can be easily addressed, such as issues with reading speed, difficulties with certain sounds, or simply a lack of confidence with reading aloud.
Jayne Mullane, Headteacher, 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.”
Bernadette McLean, former Principal of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre: ” Teachers are already under a huge amount of pressure in the classroom, so it’s imperative to get as much information into their hands as possible about children’s literacy. New developments in AI technology by Lexplore are paving the way for exactly this. By using AI technology to monitor how a child’s eye moves when reading – in a way that’s quick, easy and fun for the child – it’s possible to gain incredibly detailed insight into how his or her brain is processing text at different levels. “
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 Analytics was founded many years ago, by Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr and Mattias Nilsson Benfatto, both researchers at the Marianne Bernadotte Centre of the Karolinska Institute. Gustaf and Mattias recently featured on the 2019 Royal Academy of Science and engineering’s list of most prominent 100 Swedish scientists for their work and are still involved in product development today.