Amplify announces new reading acceleration program to address learning gaps next fall

Working alongside any core program, Amplify Skills Boost provides 30 minutes of highly targeted foundational skills instruction a day

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 18, 2021 — Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced the launch of Amplify Skills Boost, a grades 1–6 solution that works alongside any core program to provide 30 minutes of highly targeted foundational skills instruction each day.

Based on Amplify’s 20 years of expertise in early literacy, and built on the science of reading, Amplify Skills Boost is an easy-to-implement, integrated system that schools and districts can use to identify reading gaps and accelerate student learning. The offering includes quick assessment tools, targeted instruction, personalized practice, and intervention. By focusing on the skills each student needs most, Amplify Skills Boost enables educators to stay focused on grade-level instruction the rest of the day.

“Amplify Skills Boost raises the bar in terms of quality and accessibility — any teacher can use this alongside any core program to boost their students’ reading skills after a year of interrupted instruction,” said Alexandra Clarke, senior vice president and general manager of ELA curriculum at Amplify. “It integrates quick assessment with instruction, practice, and intervention, allowing educators to focus on connecting and teaching versus testing.”

Drawn from Amplify’s rigorous assessment, core, personalized practice, and intervention programs, Amplify Skills Boost can be combined with any existing program. Instructional content is easy for any teacher to implement and is adaptable for use with entire classrooms, small groups, or individual students.

The product includes a series of videos on phonemic awareness developed in collaboration with literacy experts David and Meredith Liben. In conjunction with the Amplify Skills Boost release, Amplify is partnering with the Right to Read Project to develop and make available for free a groundbreaking series of student-facing Science of Reading videos that teach students how their reading brain develops over time.

District and school leaders interested in learning more about Amplify Skills Boost may visit www.amplify.com/skills-boost.

About Amplify

A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than seven million students in all 50 states. 

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