Lexplore – How it Works (Video)
A unique AI-based method of effectively assessing reading ability
Eye movements can offer us a valuable insight into the complex cognitive and linguistic processes behind reading. Using the latest in eye tracking technology to measure when, where, and how children’s eyes move in relation to the words they are reading, Lexplore can pick up on minor differences in the way their brains process text.
Step 1 - Evidence-based Assessment
Taking only a matter of minutes our entirely computer based assessment uses powerful eye tracking technology to monitor a child’s spontaneous eye movement whilst reading. This enables us to quickly analyse the key reading components, and gain a detailed insight into how each child’s reading ability varies as they process text across different levels.
As our assessment takes a completely different format to most traditional tests, pupils tend to thoroughly enjoy their experience; many even ask if they can do it again! By replacing more time-consuming assessment methods ,we can help decrease the overall assessment time for pupils as well eliminating marking and administration time for teachers.
Step 2 - Machine Learning Analysis
Once a child has conducted our assessment the recordings are uploaded to a secure, cloud-based platform. Here our machine learning models perform a powerful statistical analysis on each child’s individual eye movement patterns. As our algorithms have been trained to make precise correlations between these patterns they are able to immediately determine a child’s reading attainment percentile within our normal distribution curve.
Developed from extensive and prolonged research, these models are already performing at a very high accuracy level ( around 96% ). They also continue to learn from new data, meaning the more our technology is use the more accurate the overview of reading it is able to give.
Step 3 - Results and Intervention
Results can be accessed through our portal which shows reading attainment as a percentile across five coloured levels. Access to the Results Portal is granted only after a strong two stage authorisation process. The portal can also provide recommendations for intervention to help tailor programmes to both support and challenge all pupils inline with their reading level. With regular testing schools can closely monitor reading and ensure interventions are having the intended impact.
The Portal also enables powerful comparisons to be made across many levels from Individual Pupil to LA or MAT organisations, so that support and resources can be allocated to where they are most required. There is also an option for comparisons to be made to the national averages so that those in charge can gain an increased understanding of performance in an external context.
Lexplore Key Features
Benefits Gr 1 - University
Assess reading ability in 5 minutes
Latest AI & eye tracking technology
Help to improve students' confidence
Quickly identify and address students with reading barriers
Generate detailed reading attainment reports
Lexplore BBC One Feature Story
The BBC One Show sent poet Benjamin Zephaniah to a school in Farnham, United Kingdom to see how Lexplore’s ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence Reading Assessment technology is being used to help children learn to read…
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