We are excited to announce a new assessment available in Amplify ELA! End of unit Reading Assessments are now available starting with the second unit in each grade level. These summative assessments serve three important purposes:
- To assess student understanding of content from the unit
- To assess student mastery of specific skills and standards covered in the unit
- To provide practice for students with the types of questions and activities they may encounter on end-of-year state and national assessments
For more information about these Reading Assessments, check out the Unit Reading Assessments Guide. And, keep an eye out for information about Reporting for unit reading assessments, available by the end of the year.
We are pleased to bring you information about an exciting new feature available now in Amplify ELA! The new automatic writing evaluation tool (AWE) will automatically provide scores for the foundational skills of Focus and Conventions, allowing you to prioritize scoring Use of Evidence.
AWE scores appear in Gradebook and you can always override them with your own Focus and Conventions scores if you'd like.
We are excited to share that a new screencast to explain ELD 6 Lesson Cycle has been created to help you understand how to plan, teach, and customize the ELD lessons to meet your students’ needs.
Other recent additions to our screencasts include:
- Gradebook screencast will guide you through all the features of Gradebook and how to effectively use Gradebook to view student work, provide feedback and assess progress.
- Myth World Quest screencast was also added to help guide you through the set up, materials, and planning, and it will provide details on how to run this Quest in your classroom.
Keep your eye out for more screencasts that will be added soon!
We are excited to share that new screencasts have been created to help you plan, teach, and customize the curriculum to meet your students’ needs.
- Gradebook screencast is our newest addition. This will guide you through all the features of Gradebook and how to effectively use Gradebook to view student work, provide feedback and assess progress.
- Myth World Quest screencast was also added recently. This will guide you through the set up, materials, and planning, and it will provide details on how to run this Quest in your classroom.
- Coming soon will be a screencast on the ELD 6 Day Cycle.
- Don’t forget to check out all the other screencasts currently on the website:
Vocab App: Student
Vocab App: Teacher
Amplify MS ELA Reports
Start and End Class
Get Started: Lesson 4
Amplify Sharing Routine
Commenting: Narrative Writing
Commenting: Text-Based Writing
Commenting: Struggling Writers
Supporting Struggling Readers
Writing Skill: Use of Evidence