Our Story

Following 30 years of academic research at the Karolinska Institute, which has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology and Medicine since 1901, we first launched our unique method of assessing reading in Sweden in 2015. After a successful entrance into the US in 2017, we then launched in the UK early in 2018.

Our work is still driven by the same overarching commitment to education upon which Lexplore was founded many years ago, by Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr and Mattias Nilsson Benfatto, researchers from the Marianne Bernadotte Centre and also the founders of Lexplore. Both Gustaf and Mattias recently featured on the 2019 Royal Academy of Science and engineering’s list of most prominent 100 Swedish scientists for their work and are still involved in product development at Lexplore today.

Since 2015, our assessment has undergone much further development, making it even more useful for enabling schools to closely monitor and evaluate reading progress. Today, having conducted more than 10,000 tests across all three countries, we have featured heavily in the press, including on BBC News, been nominated for BETT, E-Assessment and ERA awards, and have been ranked 8th in Europe’s top 50 most innovative companies!

Our assessment is also now available in many other countries across Europe and the Middle East.

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