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Embedded Measure

Less testing and more learning

Updated over a week ago

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 Measure (EM) 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.

Class performance: Unit-level view

Student grouping

  1. Our algorithm pulls from activities within the unit to evaluate students’ facility with three key skills: reading, writing, and language.

  • The reading score incorporates data from Solos, exit tickets, and other auto-scored questions that assess reading comprehension or text analysis.

  • The writing score incorporates Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) scores for Focus and Use of Evidence.

  • The language score 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.)

  • Students need to submit work in at least one activity of a domain to generate a score for that domain.

  • Percentiles compare students with all students who use Amplify ELA, so they reflect a student’s relative performance in comparison with a broadly representative sample of students from across the country.

2. EM reports show you exactly where your students are struggling individually, and as a group. They also provide student-grouping recommendations for planning activities.

  • View the report by unit. This include all relevant scores from within a unit.

  • Click Generate Report to refresh scores anytime students have completed more activities. We recommend generating a new report before Flex Days to ensure the most reliable data for Flex Day planning.

  • If student scores cannot be generated for a unit yet, consider using EM scores from the previous unit to inform planning.

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.

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.

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