Lexia Core5 (elementary) and Power Up (intermediate) are research-based reading programs. They are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and cover the six areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). Plus, they provide data on individual students and “assessment without testing.”
When a child logs into Lexia or Core5 for the first time, the program will have him or her complete an auto-placement, to ensure that the instruction they get is targeted to each child’s unique instructional need.
Please reinforce to families, that when their child is on one of these system, they may repeat the direction for him or her, but please do not help! With help, students may move through the lessons more quickly than they are ready. A unique and wonderful component of Lexia Core5 or Power Up happens when a child makes a mistake. When a mistake is made, the program will deliver the corrective feedback that the child needs and will adjust the instruction and re-teach skills that the child has not mastered yet.
Research suggests that 20 minutes of program use a day is ideal, as a starting point. When a child has gone through the auto-placement, the program may adjust the recommended usage, based on the goal for that child.
Lexia has many resources available to help both staff and parents better understand the program. For staff, once you are logged into the program click on “Resources”. Here you can find information on many aspects of Lexia and Power Up including lesson guides and on-demand training videos. For more in-depth courses click on “Lexia Academy” in the top right of the blue menu bar. You will need to click on the “Lexia Academy” logo again on the “No Enrollments in Progress” page. This will take you to a series of short courses available for staff.
More resources, including family guides, can be found on the public-facing Lexia Learning Webpage. Click on “customer resources” to find clickable links to information for families as well as a way to register for webinars intended to support families with their understanding of the student program. When pushing out family information please be cautious about login information. Our Clever login (described below) takes the place of other instructions provided.
All students in Bend-La Pine should have accounts in Lexia and PowerUp. Directions follow on how these accounts can be accessed. K-5 students are licensed to start in Core5, and 6-12 students are licensed to start in PowerUp. If students need to be switched to the other platform, please reach out to the reading specialist at your site. They can make this change on a student-by-student basis.
All elementary certified staff, SPED teachers, and secondary staff who teach sections of language arts, lifeskills and interventions should also have accounts. Access your account by logging into Clever, then clicking on “My Lexia”. My Lexia is where staff do all of their work in these programs. You will not be able to login to the PowerUp or Core5 applications themselves. In “My Lexia” you should see the class and/or school data that is pertinent to your position. If your account doesn’t work, or if you need a different level of access, please use the form at the bottom of this section.
For students in grades 3-8 using a Bend LaPine issued iPad:
- Download Lexia Core5 from Self Service
- Log in using Clever
For students in grades K-2 (Lexia does not work on cell phones, but will work on most tablets):
- Download the Lexia Core5 or PowerUp app from the App Store
- Navigate in a web broswer to www.clever.com
- Click “log in as student”
- Find the child’s school
- Click log in with active directory
- Enter the child’s username and password
- In the Clever portal, navigate to Core5 or PowerUp
- Click. Grant permission to open the app.
- Sometimes it takes a minute for the password to transfer over, so don’t click too quickly in the Lexia window that asks for a username and password. This should go away.
- Video for Clever login on a home computer
- Video for Clever login on a home computer-Spanish
To find student’s passwords, you will need to go into Synergy. Student usernames are firstnamelastname
- Click on the Reports tab
- Click on Student Initial Network Passwords (found at the very bottom)
Click here for a sample parent letter. You should be able to highlight, copy and paste text in order to modify for your particular needs.
Classes and Groups
All homeroom classes for elementary schools have been added. If you are using Lexia or PowerUp with your homeroom class you do not need to create another class. We also do not recommend that classroom teachers create smaller classes or groups within My Lexia. Groups can be created for “Walk to Read” if schools are supporting students remotely with these structures.
If specialists need to create small groups they can do this in the My Lexia system by clicking “manage” then “classes” then the “+” button at the bottom of the screen. Student data lives within each student account, so adding them to other classes or groups will only impact the way that they are grouped for viewing progress.