Fall: September 11 - 22, 2023
Winter: December 11 - 22, 2023
Spring: April 22 - May 3, 2024
The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) has selected mClass (DIBELS 8th ed.) from Amplify as the statewide literacy screener. It helps with identification of students with reading deficiencies, in order to provide specific support so that all students will be able to read at grade level by the end of third grade. Statewide screening and support are components of the Alaska Reads Act. The screening tool is administered three times per school year to grades K-3. If a student exhibits a reading deficiency, the school will offer intervention services.
mClass was developed by the University of Oregon's Center on Teaching and Learning. Amplify's mCLASS with DIBELS 8th edition is an universal screener and progress monitoring tool. It has been built on decades of research in curriculum-based measurement science, delivers a proven approach that screens for at-risk students, and provides insight into individual student's reading development. The comprehensive assessment system offers progress monitoring, a built-in dyslexia screener, intervention tips, and robust reports for teachers and administrators. The assessment does not diagnose dyslexia but identifies which students need additional evaluation to test for dyslexia.
Visit DEED's website for additional information.