Lexia PowerUp versus Merit Reading


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: Middle School

Competency: Below Level

We are currently using Lexia PowerUp.   We are looking for alternatives.  The content of Lexia PowerUp is too childish for our students.  The levels are not difficult enough and the videos are for a younger audience.  How does Merit Reading compare to Lexia PowerUp?


Thank you for contacting Merit. Like Lexia PowerUp, Merit reading covers the core reading skills students need to know to comprehend complex texts. Concepts covered include main idea, vocabulary, inference, and comprehension.  

Unlike Lexia PowerUp, Merit was designed for older students.  Merit covers reading from a 3rd to 12th grade level.   The content and graphics are designed for secondary and adult learners.  Merit is commonly used in college reading labs to help students pass college reading placement tests. 

Pre- and post-tests place students at suitable levels of challenge.  Built-in hints and tips to scaffold the learning process. Immediate descriptive and numerical feedback help students experience success.

Student scores and progress reports are automatically stored in an easy-to-use teacher management system.

The two Merit options to consider are Reading Skill Builder and the Intensive Reading Web Suite.

Full-working demos (no login necessary), screen shot tours, and pricing are listed on each Merit product’s web page.

Good luck!

Lexia PowerUp versus Merit Reading
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