New mCLASS Spanish Assessment

mCLASS® is expanding our Spanish assessment offering to better serve the Spanish speaking student population. The addition of these new assessments to the mCLASS® system will further equip educators to support students in their heritage language development and towards biliteracy in English and Spanish. The three new Spanish language assessments being offered for the 2020-2021 school year are:

The new assessments have been designed with consideration of how these skills are acquired and developed in Spanish literacy development.

mCLASS Vocabulary Español

The mCLASS Vocabulary Español assessment will serve as an indicator of students’ general vocabulary knowledge, ability to use context to determine word meaning, and understanding of word relationships.

Like its English counterpart, this assessment is administered online via our student testing platform, allowing it to be group administered. Students listen to the audio prompts and make selections, and the system scores each item.

The new assessment comes with a number of important reporting tools, including the new Spanish Instruction tool where vocabulary assessment results are used to drive grouping and instructional recommendations.

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mCLASS Spelling Español

The mCLASS Spelling Español assessment provides an indication of a student’s level of general spelling skills compared to other students, as well as if the student is progressing sufficiently in spelling.

The assessment closely follows the design and administration rules of the mCLASS English Spelling assessment. The measure is administered online via our student testing platform, allowing it to be group administered. Students listen to the audio prompts and make selections, and the system scores each item.

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Amplify Oral Language Español

Amplify Oral Language (OL) Español efficiently identifies students who will likely struggle with the language structures that are foundational to comprehending early reader texts, understanding interpersonal communication, and writing.

As with the English version, OL Español is an untimed assessment conducted in a 1:1 observational setting using our teacher facing platform. An assessor reads sentences aloud to the student, and the student is instructed to repeat each sentence orally. The assessor marks any errors made by the student on her device using a set of predetermined miscues.

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