Lexia Adds Auto-Placement to English Language Development Program
Lexia has rebranded its K–6 instructional tool Rosetta Stone
English to Lexia
English Language Development and brought in new tools to help
English language learners gain proficiency in English. Lexia's parent
company, Cambium Learning Group, divested
itself of the Rosetta Stone languages division earlier this year.
As part of the rebranding, Lexia launched version 2.0 of Lexia
English. The new version add two key new features:
An automatic placement tool, which assesses new
students' proficiency in receptive and productive language skills to
determine where they should enter the program;
New support for digital teacher-led speaking
lessons to support remote and hybrid learning.
“While the product’s name and look have
changed, its curriculum remains the same,” said Lexia President
Nick Gaehde in a prepared statement. “In addition to renaming the
product, we’re releasing version 2.0, which contains new tools to
help Emergent Bilingual students as they learn academic English and
empower educators to streamline instruction and ensure their
efficacy.” ("Emergent bilingual students" is the term
Lexia uses for English language learners.)
Lexia English is available on the web and in an
app for iOS. An Android app is expected later this year.
details can be found on Lexia's site.