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mCLASS Spanish Assessment
mCLASS® offers expanded Spanish language assessments to better serve the Spanish speaking student population. These assessments will further equip educators to support students in their heritage language development and towards biliteracy in English and Spanish.
Three Spanish language assessments being offered for the 2022-2023 school year are:
mCLASS Spanish assessments are all designed with consideration of how skills are acquired 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 assessment comes with a number of important reporting tools, including the Spanish Instruction tool where vocabulary assessment results are used to drive grouping and instructional recommendations.
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.
This 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.
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.