A reading assessment tool that combines Artificial Intelligence with eye-tracking technology. In just a few minutes you get objective and clear information about a student’s reading abilities. The project Lexplore +Leitura brings this tool to Portuguese schools.
In this educational project coordinated by QIPP, we make it possible for schools to assess indicators such as:
Words/characters read per minute
We make objective assessments on reading abilities:
Difficulties with certain sounds
Lack of confidence reading aloud
Fluency in silent reading
The method is based on the process of spontaneous reading – that is, unfiltered and without the influence of external factors. It assesses reading level with a high degree of accuracy and provides teachers with objective results to support their pedagogical interventions.
Simple and easy
The Lexplore assessment requires little time (4 minutes per test). It is very simple to use and anyone can conduct the test. All that is needed is an eyetracker (a specific camera for eye-tracking), a laptop and an external monitor. The results, the amount of data and the information that can be extracted from these 4 minutes are precious for teachers, coordinators, and school headmasters, but also decision-makers at municipal or state-level.
The Lexplore +Leitura project in Portugal was recommended by the Portuguese Directorate-General for Education to schools as a useful tool to be used in reading monitoring and learning processes.