Brooklyn, NY (October 21, 2019) Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that Louisiana rated Amplify Science K–5 as Tier 1, the top rating in the state. Amplify Science is the only K–5 science program in the state to receive a Tier 1 rating. According to the Louisiana Department of Education website, Tier 1 materials meet all non-negotiable criteria and score the best possible on all indicators of superior quality.
Amplify Science is a breakthrough K–8 curriculum designed from the ground up for the Next Generation Science Standards by the curriculum experts at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. In each Amplify Science unit, students inhabit the role of a scientist or engineer to investigate a real-world problem, using relevant, 21st-century contexts to investigate scientific phenomena. Educators who adopt Amplify Science receive a comprehensive curriculum that includes literacy-rich activities, hands-on investigations, digital simulations, embedded assessments and robust teacher supports.
“To earn a Tier 1 rating in Louisiana is validation for all the hard work that went into developing Amplify Science, and we were both proud and excited upon hearing the news,” said Steven Zavari, senior vice president and general manager of STEM at Amplify. “We’re eager to continue partnering closely with Louisiana educators, schools and districts to help develop the next generation of scientists, engineers, and critical thinking citizens in the state.”
Currently being used by more than two million students nationwide, Amplify Science has been adopted by the New York City Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, San Francisco Unified School District, Seattle Public Schools, the KIPP charter network, and hundreds of other districts across the country.
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 students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.
For more information, visit Amplify.com.