Amplify ELA core instructional units include a robust system of embedded assessment designed to provide teachers with actionable student performance data long before end-of-unit or benchmark exams. The Embedded Assessment Measure (EAM) reports allow teachers to easily track and interpret student performance against the three core domains of reading, writing, and language. All without ever interrupting the flow of daily instruction to test students.
Our algorithm pulls from activities across the curriculum to evaluate students’ facility with three key skills: reading, writing, and language.
The reading strand incorporates data from Solos, exit tickets, and other auto-scored questions in lessons that assess reading comprehension or text analysis.
The writing strand incorporates Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) scores for Focus and Use of Evidence.
The language strand incorporates AWE scores for Conventions as well as scores from any in-lesson vocabulary questions. (It does not currently include data from the Amplify Vocabulary app.)
EAM reports show you exactly where your students are struggling individually, and as a group. They also provide student-grouping recommendations for planning Flex Day activities.
With Amplify ELA’s embedded assessments, students and teachers will benefit from:
Less testing and more learning
Maximize uninterrupted instruction time and allow your students to keep learning without the disruption of step-away performance tests. Our assessments are woven into the instructional sequence and embedded in student activities and assignments.
More targeted practice
Understand how your students performed in each core strand from previous lessons to plan for differentiated instruction in Flex Days.
Insightful and actionable data
The data and guidance we provide is easy to absorb and meaningful, saving teachers time and making it easier to group students for focused practice and differentiated instruction.