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mCLASS (K-5)

Early literacy assessment & intervention, grounded in the Science of Reading

mCLASS is an all-in-one system for Science of Reading-based universal screening, dyslexia screening, and progress monitoring. Powered by DIBELS® 8th Edition, mCLASS helps you measure and strengthen the foundational skills that all students need to become confident readers.


What is mCLASS?

mCLASS, the only digital provider of DIBELS 8th edition assessments, provides universal screening, dyslexia screening and progress monitoring to assess your students on their reading trajectory and what skills they need to develop.


Teachers will observe students as they form sounds or read words and text. Then, mCLASS instantly scores and analyzes student response patterns to provide teachers with diagnostic data and instructional focus for each student and group.


With mCLASS, teachers will have everything they need to support every type of learner in their classroom, including advanced learners, multilingual learners, and students at risk for dyslexia.


Gold-standard DIBELS 8th Edition assessments

Developed in partnership with the University of Oregon, mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition is founded on the strongest-ever research base for predicting reading proficiency, including identifying those at risk for dyslexia.


For more than 30 years, the University of Oregon has led the research behind DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills). mCLASS is the only licensed digital provider of the evidence-based DIBELS 8th Edition assessment. See more of our research.


Our approach

mCLASS provides rich data to help you match Science of Reading-based instruction with your students’ precise needs. Teachers will be able to monitor the effectiveness of instruction and make timely decisions when students or classrooms need extra support.


Grounded in the Science of Reading

From phonics to fluency and comprehension, mCLASS assesses the skills that are most critical for students to become successful readers. Once students are assessed, teachers will have the data they need to drive instructional decisions at the classroom, school, and district level.

  • Data they can trust, with teacher-administered assessments
  • Skill-level data aligned with the Science of Reading
  • Data-driven instructional recommendations to support intervention, remediation, and enrichment

Precise, trustworthy data through direct observation

mCLASS's approach to assessment is focused on providing teachers with immediate insights they can trust. Through direct observation of students and detailed reports, including assessment transcripts and diagnostic error patterns, they’ll have total transparency into each student’s performance.


Instant analysis and next steps

With mCLASS, teachers can interpret and act on data in real time with instant instructional guidance based on benchmark and progress-monitoring results. In one click, they can access differentiated skill-based groups and targeted resources to develop students’ foundational literacy skills.


What's included

The mCLASS program includes quick assessments of critical reading skills, real-time reporting, and data-driven instructional recommendations.


Efficient one-minute measures

DIBELS 8th Edition’s predictive one-minute assessments of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension are proven to identify risk as early as possible.

  • Phonological awareness
  • Alphabetic principles/phonics
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading accuracy
  • Reading comprehension

Early detection of dyslexia risk

With mCLASS, teachers can efficiently screen students and assess the full range of skills associated with dyslexia risk at the same time. mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition is validated as dyslexia screener, with additional Vocabulary, Spelling, RAN, and Language Comprehension measures available at no additional cost.


Progress monitoring and goal setting

To help teachers target the right skills and areas of instruction, mCLASS recommends progress-monitoring measures and automatically sets meaningful, attainable goals for each student. Our Zones of Growth goal setting framework examines their students’ DIBELS scores to predict the rate of growth they need to reach end-of-year goals.

  • Automatic progress monitoring recommendations
  • Customizable goals
  • Semester and full-year growth reports

Differentiated instruction for all students

Our library of more than 500 evidence-based activities makes it easy to plan lessons that reinforce core instruction. The embedded professional development supports consider the diverse language backgrounds of all students and provide cross-linguistic transfer and language variety guidance to inform phonological awareness instruction.


Educator and caregiver reports

Easy-to-use reports, ranging from classroom-level to school- and district-wide, help teachers evaluate each student’s reading skills over time and pinpoint exactly when a change in instruction is needed.


To reinforce learning at home, the Home Connect feature provides letters to caregivers about their child’s reading development in English and Spanish, and includes activities for reinforcement at home or on the go.


Instructional alignment across all tiers

Amplify’s early literacy system ensures that teachers have all the core, intervention, and personalized instruction you need to support each stage of a student’s literacy journey. mCLASS data drives placement into mCLASS Intervention and Boost Reading personalized learning. It also recommends core instruction resources within Amplify CKLA core curriculum based on the skills in which students need additional practice.