Brooklyn, NY- (2/28/19) Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that EdReports gave Amplify Science an all-green report. Green ratings represent EdReports’ highest ranking, indicating that a curriculum meets expectations for every gateway of the EdReports review system for science programs in grades 6-8. Amplify Science was the only program to receive all-green ratings in EdReports’ first-ever review of science curricula.
Amplify Science is a breakthrough K–8 curriculum designed from the ground up for the Next Generation Science Standards by the curriculum experts at the University of California, 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.
“We are honored that, after a rigorous review process, EdReports has given Amplify Science the only all-green rating in its first-ever review of science programs,” said Steven Zavari, senior vice president and general manager, science curriculum, at Amplify. “From New York City to California, we have been excited to see how the Amplify Science approach engages students deeply in learning to think like scientists and engineers. We hope that this EdReports review helps more educators discover the positive impact Amplify Science can have on their students.”
Amplify Science is currently in use by more than one million students after launching in spring 2017. Amplify Science has been adopted by the California State Board of Education, the New York City Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, San Francisco Unified, the KIPP charter network, and hundreds of districts across the country.
EdReports is an independent curriculum review nonprofit that rates science curriculum on three gateways: Gateway 1: Designed for NGSS; Gateway 2: Coherence and Scope; and Gateway 3; Usability. Teachers and administrators rely on EdReports.org’s objective and independent reviews to support their curriculum decisions.
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 four million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com.