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How to access Lexia

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is Lexia?

Lexia Core5 and PowerUp offer the opportunity for students to engage in asynchronous practice of reading skills personalized to their learning needs. Students will take a placement assessment upon initially logging into the system and will be provided with a recommended number of minutes per week to spend working in the program in order to make learning gains. 

All schools with K-8 grades have access to Lexia. By default, all ELA classes in grades K-5 have access to Core5 and grades 6-8 have access to PowerUp. Select high schools also have access to Lexia PowerUp.

If you would like to change a student's reading program in Lexia, there is a two step-process.

1. Teacher changes Reading Program in myLexia: Click on the pencil icon next to the student's name and then select Reading Program to change to Core5 or PowerUp.
2. Teacher fills out the Clever Access & App Integration Request Form with the student IDs to have the Core5 or PowerUp tile added in Clever by the Clever Admin.
I have a student in my Aspen roster, but they are not showing up in myLexia.
If you notice that students are missing in myLexia but have classes in Aspen, please fill out this form to have their access restored within 24-48 hours.

What is Core5 and who has access?

Lexia Core5 Reading provides a systematic and structured approach to six critical areas of reading. The program creates personalized learning paths for students of all abilities through an adaptive placement and scaffolded activities that align to rigorous standards.

What is PowerUp and who has access?

Lexia PowerUp Literacy is designed to accelerate literacy gains for struggling and non-proficient readers in grades 6 and above. The program addresses literacy skills aligned to college and career readiness standards for grades 6–8, while teaching the specific K–5 standards that are critical to building a foundation for grade-level proficiency. The program is broken up into three distinct strands that students work in concurrently: Word Study, Grammar, and Comprehension.

How do I access Lexia Core5 or PowerUp?

Teachers and students access Lexia via Clever at www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack using their BPS emails.

Teachers: go to Staff Links and select myLexia.

Students: go to ELA/Literacy and look for Core5 or PowerUp.

What devices is the program compatible with?

Lexia Core5 and PowerUp work on laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, iPads, and Kindle devices. 

Where can I learn more about Lexia Core5 or PowerUp?

A number of resources are available at www.lexialearning.com and within the myLexia App in Clever.  These include:

Lexia Set Up

Navigation of Platform

(Features, Resources)

Instructional Use

Classroom Resources

Data Use

Information and training  on Data Use for Lexia tools are in Lexia Academy, located in myLexia (top right corner) 

Professional Learning

Lexia Academy: This eLearning platform in MyLexia includes courses that provide educators with opportunities to learn more about the effective implementation of Lexia products along with best practices in literacy instruction in order to better support their students.

Training On Demand Videos: Core5 

Training On Demand Videos: PowerUp

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Product questions: Lexia Customer Support: 800-507-2772 or support@lexialearning.com

Lexia Account Manager: Max Tuefferd, Lexia

Archived Student Account issues: Fill out the Lexia Archived accounts form

BPS Academics and licensing questions: Margaret Lynch

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