The power of teacher-administered assessment

As an educator, your role in administering assessments is critically important to understanding your students unique needs. When you observe and document the behaviors of students as they read, you can gather data granular enough to determine not only risk, but also where targeted support is required.

This hands-on approach allows for a more personalized and direct approach to instruction, ensuring each student receives the support they need, where they need it the most.

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The advantages of teacher-administered assessment

Teacher-administered assessment provides a more genuine and valid experience than placing them in front of a computer screen.

Watch the following videos to hear an educator describe some of the critical advantages of teacher-administered assessment over computer-based, online assessment for early readers.


Measure critical skill development through direct observation

When assessing early literacy skills, it’s critical to hear students produce sounds and words. With the right tools in place, educators can spend the quality one-on-one time that young learners need so they are carefully, closely observed as they’re learning to read.

Listen to readers read

A teacher’s eyes and ears deliver the most reliable results for young students and prevent beginning readers from simply clicking through assessments. Observation also helps educators choose the right of differentiated instruction for each student.

Gather authentic, meaningful data

It’s especially important for teachers supporting struggling readers to understand exactly where and how a student is struggling. That information—the artifact of a shared experience with a student—comes from directly observing a student reading. Our formative assessment tool gathers information that determines student risk and instructional needs related to literacy.

Teacher-administered assessment with mCLASS®

Teachers need to focus on teaching. We help you spend less time on assessment.

mCLASS’s K–6 teacher-administered DIBELS® 8th Edition assessment provides for streamlined data collection, emphasizing measures of the most important skills in each and every student, no matter where they are.


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Everything educators need, in one tool

mCLASS’s integrated literacy system includes efficient one-minute measures, a built-in dyslexia screener, teacher-led and student-driven instruction, intervention, and robust reports for educators.


See it in action

Watch students segment words into individual sounds to demonstrate phonemic awareness while mCLASS automates the assessment and provides targeted, explicit instruction.


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