Amplify CKLA Skills becomes first ELA foundational skills program to earn all-green scores from EdReports

The accomplishment continues Amplify’s all-green ratings in high-quality literacy programs

(Brooklyn, NY – January 12, 2021) Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that, the independent, nonprofit curriculum reviewer, gave Amplify CKLA Skills for grades K-2 an all-green rating—the only all-green rating in the ELA foundational skills category. Green represents EdReports’ highest ranking, indicating that the program meets expectations for every gateway of the EdReports rigorous, teacher-led review process.

Amplify CKLA Skills is a foundational skills program built on the latest research on how children learn to read. The program is designed for teachers to use as a supplement to core ELA instruction, with a systematic scope and sequence that offers the explicit skills instruction needed to support all students in becoming confident readers. Decodables with dynamic stories and characters make learning to read rewarding and help educators teach all 44 sounds and their 150 spellings in a logical sequence that builds student independence.

“Our team here at Amplify is honored to receive an all-green report from EdReports for Amplify CKLA Skills,” said Susan Lambert, chief academic officer, elementary humanities at Amplify. “In a year when it’s especially critical to get reading instruction right, Amplify CKLA Skills can be worked into any classroom—whether it’s remote, hybrid, or in person. Based on the science of reading, Amplify CKLA Skills supports new and experienced teachers alike to teach foundational skills in a systematic and explicit way that will support all their students in becoming confident readers.”

Amplify CKLA Skills is often used by teachers in conjunction with Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (Amplify CKLA), the comprehensive core curriculum that brings a proven, systematic approach to foundational skills together with knowledge-rich reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities.

In addition to Amplify CKLA Skills, Amplify’s core literacy programs—Amplify CKLA (grades K–5) and Amplify ELA (grades 6–8) also received all-green scores on EdReports—as did Amplify Science for grades 6–8.

More information about Amplify CKLA Skills can be found here.

About Amplify
A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our 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 seven million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit


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