Measuring student progress and performance in Amplify Close Reading

The graphic novel, The Last Readers, was designed to teach and measure skills in close reading using interactive activities and embedded assessment items. Each lesson was designed to include a full-length assessment of the skills being taught, but since the items are embedded in the content of the lesson, separate time for assessment of impact is not required.

Lessons were designed to be completed sequentially. They contain some review of concepts taught in previous lessons as well as more sophisticated elements of close reading of informational and literary texts. By comparing performance in previous lessons with overlapping content, we are able to track student progress.

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