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Introduction to the Teacher Dashboard

What is the Amplify Reading Teacher Dashboard?

The Teacher Dashboard is the core of the educator experience in Amplify Reading, designed to empower you with data, help you prioritize, keep you focused, and ultimately save you time.

In your Dashboard, you will find at-a-glance reporting for student usage and progress, tools to help you dig deeper into student growth and trouble spots, and resources to help you support your students in the program and in your classroom.

Tour your Teacher Dashboard!

If it’s your first time using your Teacher Dashboard, we recommend clicking on the Help button in the upper right corner of the screen to launch a quick product tour video.

The tour will walk you through the different areas of your Teacher Dashboard and explain how to use them to understand your students’ progress and performance.

To exit the product tour, just click Skip tour or click anywhere outside of the tour popup to return to the Dashboard.

Note: You can revisit the product tour anytime, if you ever wish to refresh your memory about the Teacher Dashboard!


Getting started: Teacher Dashboard basics

Logging in and logging out

There are a few different ways to log into your Teacher Dashboard, including integrations with Clever and Classlink, District SSO, login via mCLASS, and dedicated Amplify Reading usernames and passwords. Click here to view our full list of login options, recommendations, and step-by-step guides to get started.

Logging out of the Teacher Dashboard is the same for all users, regardless of how you logged in. Just click on your name in the top right corner of the Dashboard, then click Log out to close the program.

Using the navigation bar

The navigation bar at the top of your Teacher Dashboard features some powerful tools to help you support your students as they play Amplify Reading.

  • Your Dashboard: This is the main page of the Teacher Dashboard, and will be selected by default whenever you log in. You can click on this button at any time from any page to return to the Insights view of your dashboard.

  • Teacher Guide: Use this button to open the Amplify Reading Teacher Guide

  • Resource Library: Use this button to open the Amplify Reading Resource Library

  • Demo: Clicking on this button will launch a demo version of the student experience; you can choose from three different grade bands

Note: If you are an mCLASS user, your navigation bar will include an additional button, mCLASS Home, which will take you back to your mCLASS portal.

Viewing different classes

If you teach multiple classes that use Amplify Reading, you’ll notice that only one class is displayed in your Dashboard at a time. You can easily toggle between different classes by using the dropdown menu in the top right corner of your Dashboard.

Viewing student data through different lenses

We like to think of data as a way to see how your students grow, why your students grow, and how to help them grow even more. This growth mindset anchors all of the data in your Amplify Reading Teacher Dashboard, and the different lenses through which you can view it.

Tool tips

As you use your Dashboard, you’ll notice icons like the one below:

These are tool tips. You can click on these icons to read a brief description and explanation of how to interpret the section you are currently viewing.

Printing from the Teacher Dashboard

When you are using either the Insights or Students views in your dashboard, you’ll see a Print button in the upper right corner of the page.

You can use this button to print the page you are currently viewing; printouts may include the class name, your students' names, their usage, their DIBELS results (when applicable), and their progress in skill domains.

You can also print from the Student Detail view; these printouts will include any information on the tab that is currently within the Student Detail view (Usage & Growth, Personalized Path, Recent Activity, or Trouble Spots).

Chat with support

If you ever have questions about your Teacher Dashboard, you can contact our support team by clicking the chat icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Just type your message and a member of our support team will get back to you shortly!


Teacher Dashboard: Insights

The Insights page gives you an at-a-glance overview of your students’ recent usage, skill mastery, trouble spots, reading growth over time, and potential risk for reading difficulty. This high-level summary highlights meaningful next steps you can take with students to further support their progress through the program.

Weekly Usage

The Weekly Usage pane shows you the percentage of students in your class who are reaching the minimum usage target, and which students have not and might need some extra encouragement.

Note: All active time a student spends in the program is counted for the usage reporting you see in your Teacher Dashboard.

The wheel on the left side of the pane fills up as more and more of your students reach their usage targets for the week. Students who have not yet met their target are listed in this pane; you can click on those students' names for more information about their individual progress and usage over time.

You can use the dropdown menu in the top right corner of the Weekly Usage pane to toggle between the current and previous week.

Note: Usage data is processed overnight, so students’ usage from today will not appear in their total until tomorrow. Weekly usage time is calculated from Monday-Sunday.

Subskill mastery newsfeed

This Subskill Mastery Newsfeed pane shows you real time data on which content your students are mastering and how their progress is tracking toward your class' subskill mastery goals.

The wheel on the left side of the pane fills up as your students master more subskills. The percentage in the wheel shows your students’ progress toward the classwide total subskill mastery goal (the sum of each student’s individual mastery goals).

The right side of the pane shows which skills your students have mastered in the past week. You can hover your mouse over the student icons to see a list of which student (or students) have mastered that particular skill. Use this information to keep a pulse on what students are working on and as an opportunity to congratulate or check in with students about their skill progress!

Trouble spots feed

The Trouble Spots pane shows you your students’ recent trouble spots.

Your students’ most recent trouble spots are shown at the top of the newsfeed. Each entry includes the student’s name, the date of the encounter, information about the subskill they struggled with, and direct links to related teacher-led instructional resources. As students resolve trouble spots on their own by playing skill games, the trouble spots on this list will be removed automatically.

Note: We expect students to encounter Trouble Spots throughout the school year; struggling with some content sets is a normal part of the learning process and indicates that your students are being sufficiently challenged in the program.

Student growth

The Student Growth pane shows you a breakdown of your students’ growth trajectories over time, based on their performance on the monthly Curioso Skill Scan activity.

Note: Because multiple Skill Scan scores are needed to calculate your students’ growth over time, this pane will be empty at the beginning of the school year; data will appear once your students have take the measure two or more times (remember, it is served up monthly).

Depending on your students’ grade level, the pane will display information about Word Reading (grades K-1) or Comprehension (grades 2-5) performance and growth.

The column on the left side of the pane breaks down your class based on student growth trajectories -- students are rated as Above Typical, Typical, or Below Typical.

Note: A Not Available entry in the column indicates that the students in question do not yet have at least two valid Skill Scan scores.

On the right side of the pane, you’ll see a list of all of the students in your class, each with a status indicator for the current month. You can click on any student’s name to pull up their individual growth chart.

Occasionally, a student’s status will be listed as Invalidated. This means that the student’s most recent attempt at the Skill Scan measure was flagged for rushing, and therefore their score could not be accurately calculated. When this happens, you can use the Reset Skill Scan button in this pane to wipe scores for students who have completed their Skill Scan and re-administer the activity.

Note: The bulk reset feature allows you to reset Skill Scan progress for any students who have completed the measure for the current month, including those who have valid scores. By default, when you click the Reset button, only students whose scores have been flagged as Invalidated will be selected for reset, but you do also have the option to select any other students with valid scores to have the measure for them as well.

Risk of reading difficulty

The Risk pane gives you a quick view of which of your students are at risk of reading difficulty.

Your students' levels of risk are calculated based on their month-over-month growth trajectory and performance data on the Curioso Skill Scan activity:

  • Students are deemed At Risk if their performance on the monthly activity is below average and their growth over time is below typical

  • Students categorized as having Some Risk are either exhibiting above typical growth over time but below average performance on the Skill Scan activity, or average performance with below typical growth

  • Students with Minimal Risk exhibit both high performance on their monthly assessments and consistent growth over time

  • If a student's risk is listed as Not Available, this indicates that they are missing data (for example, they may have not yet taken their Skill Scan assessment this month)

Note: Click here to learn more about how Amplify Reading calculates reading risk for your students.


Teacher Dashboard: Students

The Students page shows you all of your students’ key data points, and their progress through the Amplify Reading skill map, in a traditional grid format.

Overview

This page gives you a high level overview of each student’s progress through Amplify Reading, and includes information about each student’s:

By default, students are sorted alphabetically by last name, but you can click on the triangle icons in any column to sort by that column (click on the bottom arrow to sort in descending order).

Note: If the Literacy Growth column displays “Not Available” it is usually because there is not yet enough data to accurately chart your students’ growth. Click here to learn more about how Amplify Reading measures student growth.

If you are an mCLASS user, your Dashboard Overview page may include additional columns, depending on which assessments your students have taken. If DIBELS, TRC, or TRO data is available for any students in your class, a column will display to the right of your students’ names, with reading level data from their most recent assessment.

Skill view

The Skill View page shows you how your students are progressing through each of the 13 skill domains that make up Amplify Reading.

For each skill domain, students receive one of the following ratings:

  • Not Expected: The student is not expected to encounter any subskills in this domain based on their grade level (ex: The Close Reading domain would be Not Expected for a student in kindergarten)

  • Below Grade: The student is working on subskills that are below-grade level

  • On Grade: The student is working on subskills that are on-grade level

  • Above Grade: The student is working on subskills that are above-grade level

  • Placed Out: The student had already mastered all subskills in this domain when they were placed into the program, and therefore will not receive activities for it

You can click on any student’s name or their skill ratings to open the Student Detail View and see more information about their progress through Amplify Reading.

Student Detail View

Student Detail View allows you to drill into individual student data: You can use it to see information about a student’s usage of the program over time, check in on their progress through their personalized learning path, read a synopsis of their current quest, find resources to help them overcome trouble spots, and even create detailed progress reports to share with parents and caregivers.

To access Student Detail View, just click on any student’s name in the Students page (either Overview or Skill View).

To exit Student Detail View and return to the main Students page, just click on the X in the top right corner, or click anywhere outside of the Student Detail popup.

Note: You can print any tab in the Student Detail View by clicking the Print button in the top right corner. You can also generate progress reports for caregivers by clicking the Caregiver Report button from any page.

Usage & Growth

Student Detail View opens on the Usage & Growth tab. Here you can see information about your student’s time spent in the program and their reading growth over time.

The Attendance Calendar pane shows which days this month your student logged in and spent time playing Amplify Reading. Days when students met the minimum recommended session time are filled in blue; days when students did not meet that recommendation are filled in grey. Today’s date is indicated with a black circle around the date. You can click on the arrows at either side of the calendar to see attendance data for previous months.

The Usage pane shows your student’s total usage for the current week. The wheel on the left side of the tile fills up as your student approaches their target usage time. You can use the dropdown in the top right corner of the tile to review usage data from this week, last week, the past four weeks, or the past three months.

Note: Usage data is processed overnight, so students’ usage from today will not appear in their total until tomorrow. Weekly usage time is calculated from Monday-Sunday.

The Literacy Growth pane shows a line graph of your student’s growth over time, based on their performance in the monthly Curioso Skill Scan activity. Depending on your students’ grade level, the pane will display information about Word Reading (grades K-1) or Comprehension (grades 2-5) performance and growth. If your student has completed their Skill Scan activity for the current month, you can use the Reset Skill Scan button to re-administer the measure, which we recommend doing if their score is Invalidated.

Note: Because multiple Skill Scan scores are needed to calculate your students’ growth over time, this pane will be empty at the beginning of the school year; data will appear once your student has take the measure two or more times (remember, it is served up monthly).

Personalized Path

You can use this tab to see detailed information about your student’s progress through their personalized path along Amplify Reading’s adaptive skill map.

Each skill domain that your student will encounter this school year is listed, with boxes corresponding to the expected number of subskills they will practice. The boxes are color coded based on the relative grade level of the subskills your student is working on.

You can hover your mouse over the boxes for details about the individual subskills and the games where your student will see them; boxes with checkmarks indicate when your student will meet their mastery goal for that particular skill domain.

Note: By default, you will only see skill domains that your student is expected to encounter this year; you can click the See All Domains button in the top right corner to show all 13 skill domains.

Recent Activity

This tab shows your student’s current quest and games they are currently or have recently played, with details about the specific subskills your student is practicing in each activity.

You can click on the Quest Summary button to see a brief synopsis of their current quest, along with a discussion starter that relates to the storyline.

Note: The discussion starters in the Student Detail View are just one way to bring the experiences happening within Amplify Reading into your classroom.

Trouble Spots

This tab gives you insight into your students current and past trouble spots.

Each trouble spot includes information about the particular subskill your student is struggling with, along with the name and level of the game where they encountered it. There are also links to view and download targeted instructional activities you can use with your student to help them work on the challenging subskill.


Teacher Dashboard: Class Settings

The Class Settings page is a powerful tool that allows you to:

This page was designed to save you time -- each setting and download option can be toggled for individual students or your entire class, no repeated clicking necessary!

View and download student login information

The Class Settings page is the easiest way to access your students’ login information, regardless of which login method your students use.

If you use Class Login, you can find your class code in the top right corner of the Settings page:

If you ever need to sync your students’ QR codes, you can quickly do so by clicking on the Sync (individual students) or Sync All (full class) buttons on the Settings page.

You can also download your students’ login credentials (QR cards and usernames/passwords) as printable PDFs by clicking on either Download All (full class) button, or the Download icons (clouds with arrows) next to each student’s credentials.

Download caregiver reports

Downloading caregiver reports for individual students or your entire class is easy in the Class Settings page. Just click on either the Download All button (full class), or the PDF button in each student’s row (individual students) to quickly download progress reports that you can either print or email for parents and caregivers.

Note: You can also download individual student caregiver reports from any tab in the Student Detail View.

Enable/Disable Spanish voiceover

Amplify Reading includes Spanish voiceover for all quests in all grades, as well as many of our skill games. To toggle this feature on or off for any student at any time, you can click on the check boxes in this column. To toggle Spanish voiceover for all students, just check the box at the top of the column.

Note: There is no way for Students to enable or disable Spanish voiceover, it MUST be done using your Teacher Dashboard. If you have a student who will need to use the Automatic Placement Tool, you must enable Spanish voiceover for that student before they log in for the first time.

Enable/Disable Practice mode

Practice Mode allows your students to play any level of any game or any Close Reading mission regardless of where they are placed in the adaptive skill map. You can toggle it on or off for your students anytime by clicking on the check boxes in your Class Settings page.

Note: While there is no way for students to enable or disable Practice Mode, students who complete the entire adaptive skill map will unlock Practice Mode automatically. You can manually disable Practice Mode for these students anytime using the toggle button.


Teacher Dashboard: Skills Boost

Skills Boost Overview

If you use Amplify Skills Boost with your class, you will see an additional page available on your dashboard to view Skills Boost information.

This page shows you all of your students’ recommendations for additional instruction and intervention based on their placement scores.

Note: Visit the Skills Boost resource page to learn more about implementation.

Instruction

This Instruction tab shows Skills Boost recommendations for additional instruction for your students. Instructional paths are determined by students' performance on placement assessments.

You can click on the Lessons buttons to access instructional materials to use with individual students, small groups, or the whole class depending on the number of students assigned to each path:

If you have students listed in the No Path Assignment section, it indicates that these students are either missing placement data, or else have been placed out of the program:

Intervention

Note: Only students who need intervention will be provided a Skill Focus recommendation.

The Intervention tab shows Skills Boost recommendations for intervention with your students. These Skill Focus recommendations are determined by placement assessments and progress through the Amplify Reading adaptive skill map.

You can click on the Lessons button in each Skill Focus section to access 9-day lesson sets that provide engaging and multi-sensory activities that can be used to provide targeted instruction based on your students' Skill Focus recommendations.

Note: Visit the Skills Boost resource page to learn more about implementation.


Demo tool: Preview the student experience

How to access the demo tool

  1. Log into your Teacher Dashboard, using your preferred login method

  2. Click the Demo button in the navigation bar:

  3. From this screen, select your role and which grade band you'd like to preview, then click Launch Demo.

Note: You can use the toolbar to change to a different grade band, to toggle between the Educator and Student experiences, and to change the language settings (English or Spanish) for the Student experience.

Preview the Educator Experience

The demo begins with a look at the Teacher Dashboard, filled in with sample data for the grade band selected.

Note: The "student data" you see in the demo is just an example, it is not from your actual students.

Preview the Student Experience: Grades K-1 and 2-3

The student experience demo for these grade bands begins on the map of the town of Bookerton, where the K-1 and 2-3 quest narratives take place.

There are two ways to navigate within the student experience:

  • To play in the adaptive quest experience that serves up different skill games based on students’ individual placement and progress, click on the bouncing Curioso icon.

    Clicking on the Curioso will take you into a demo quest experience, including a short narrative and a series of skill games to play to advance the story.

    Playing through each of the games served up in the quest will complete the narrative and conclude the demo.

Preview the Student Experience: Grades 4-5

The student experience demo for this grade band begins in the Workshop, the hub that allows students to access skill games, the integrated eReader, and the 4-5 quest narrative.

There are two ways to navigate within the student experience:

  • To play in the adaptive quest experience that serves up different skill games based on students’ individual placement and progress, click on any of the icons in the illustration below:

    • Click on the transmitter to hear a radio message from Olivia Wen, the character who guides students through their quest experience

    • Click on the box with three symbols to launch skill games: Three games are available to play, as determined by Amplify Reading's adaptive algorithm

    • Click on the portal in the middle of the screen to try out a sample Close Reading mission

    • Click on the Curioso hologram to read a sample chapter from the integrated eReader

    • Click on the blueprints to see a summary of your progress through the demo quest

Preview the Student Experience with Spanish Supports

Once you enter the student experience demo, you will notice a Spanish Voiceover toggle on the right of your toolbar.

You can switch the toggle on to play the demo with Spanish voiceover supports enabled. You can change the the language settings in the demo at any time.

Note: Changing the language settings in the Demo tool allows you to see what your students see when they play Amplify Reading with Spanish voiceover enabled, but it does NOT change the language settings for your students. You can use the Class Settings page to enable or disable Spanish audio supports for your students.

Exit the Demo

To complete the student demo, click Educator Experience again or simply close your browser. This will take you back to the sample student data in the demo teacher dashboard.

To exit the demo completely, click Exit Demo in the toolbar.


More features

Browse the Resource Library

Amplify Reading gives you access to a robust library of teacher-led instructional resources that you can use with your students to supplement their time in the program.

Just click on the Resource Library button in the navigation bar to begin browsing.

Access the Teacher Guide

You can open the Amplify Reading Teacher Guide (which you are currently reading!) directly from your Teacher Dashboard by clicking on the Teacher Guide button in the navigation bar at the top of your screen.

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