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Boost Reading+: Announcements and new features for 2023–2024
Boost Reading+: Announcements and new features for 2023–2024

Exciting updates for Boost!

Updated over a week ago

Boost is launching several new and exciting features this school year that will save you time, extend your reach, and support your efforts to deliver the types of rigorous and riveting learning experiences your students deserve.

Click any of the updates below to learn more:

Announcing Amplify’s Boost suite

Our digital, personalized learning programs are being renamed under our new Boost brand!

The new names represent what our programs do — boost foundational literacy skills for all students.

  • Boost Reading (formerly Amplify Reading)

  • Boost Close Reading (formerly Amplify Close Reading)

  • Boost Reading+ (formerly Skills Boost)

  • Boost Lectura (new this school year!)

You and your students will see the new Boost names in the program(s) and program resources beginning July 2023. You’ll continue to have access to the program(s) you know and love, under the new Boost name.

Introducing Boost Lectura

We are excited to announce Boost Lectura, our new personalized Spanish literacy program for grades K–2!

Boost Lectura is built on the Science of Reading. The program’s rich content was created with Spanish literacy experts representing various Spanish-speaking regions, and the scope and sequence focuses on how Spanish literacy develops.

When paired with Boost Reading, the two programs provide instructional parity and data insights for English and Spanish literacy, supporting transfer of critical literacy skills between languages.

This groundbreaking new program can be used on its own or integrated into any dual language or English immersion model. You do not need to speak Spanish to use the program with your students. Learn more about Boost Lectura and request more information on our website.

Simplified Amplify navigation

All Amplify users (both educators and students) will enter via and navigate via our new unified global navigation.

Once logged in, you will have a central landing page to access your program(s), and see recommendations like suggested resources, timely feature reminders, and information about class activity.

And, when your students log in, they will have a central landing page where they can access their assignments.

Note: Users who login through Clever and Classlink will continue to have the same login process.

Review 2022–2023 Updates

Embedded Benchmark Assessment

As a reminder for Boost Reading+ users who are not licensed to any mCLASS programs: Boost Reading assesses students’ overall text reading proficiency level with Boost Reading Benchmark Assessment and provides detailed reporting.

The measure is administered once during each benchmark period — Beginning of Year (BOY), Middle of Year (MOY), and End of Year (MOY), and places students (and re-places them mid-year) on their personalized path along Boost Reading’s adaptive skill map.

And, for students in grades 1–5, the Benchmark assessment leverages powerful voice recognition technology to assess students’ fluency and proficiency.

Additionally, the Boost Reading Benchmark Assessment data is available in the Teacher Dashboard and provides key insight for educators to better identify areas for student improvement. Learn more about the Benchmark Assessment.

Note: Students in schools or districts with mCLASS programs will not experience the Boost Reading Benchmark Assessment, and will instead be placed with their mCLASS data or the Boost Reading’s Automatic Placement Tool.

If you have any questions regarding any of our updates, please do not hesitate to reach out to Amplify Support.

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