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  • DIBELS BOY Assessment Window

    Posted by Yvette Monteilh on 9/11/2017

    Beginning of Year (BOY) DIBELS/TRC Assessment window closes September 21, 2017.

    An online tutorial for the administration of TRC, DIBELS Next, and IDEL can be found at http://www.amplify.com/lausd/resources.

    Click the link to access the 2017 - 2018 District Comprehensive Assessment Memo 6700 for more information.

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  • Benchmark Universe Job Aide

    Posted by YVETTE MONTEILH on 8/31/2017

    Click on the Benchmark job aide for assistance with digital access.

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  • Benchmark Materials List

    Posted by YVETTE MONTEILH on 7/25/2017 11:00:00 AM

    For a list of Benchmark materials per grade level, please click on http://bit.ly/benchmarkinventory

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  • Amplify Update on mCLASS Single Sign-On Reminder!

    Posted by YVETTE MONTEILH on 5/1/2017
    Greetings LAUSD Staff,
    As we approach the end of year assessment period we want to remind you of the login process for both Amplify Home and mCLASS Assessments. Click HERE to access step-by-step guidelines for the new process. These changes took effect on November 14, 2016.
    Please note, if in the past you accessed Amplify Home and mCLASS Assessments through a bookmarked link, you will need to update your bookmarks to the following web addresses:
    Looking for helpful resources? Visit amplify.com/lausd, where you will find online tutorials, benchmark windows, guides and other helpful material.
    Please share this information with your colleagues. If you have questions, please contact the Amplify Customer Care team at (800) 823-1969 or help@amplify.com
    Amplify Education



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  • DIBELS Next & Early Literacy Skills

    Posted by Yvette Monteilh on 11/4/2016

    The DIBELS Next assessment is one of the district measures used to assess Foundational Reading Skills for students in grades TK-5. It also serves as the basic skills assessment for the reclassification of English Learners.

    But, what exactly is DIBELS? DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. The DIBELS measures were developed to be indicators of the essential early literacy skills that a child must master to become a fluent reader.


    The following table shows the correlation between the DIBELS Next assessment measures and the early literacy skill they are designed to assess:

    Basic Early Literacy Skill



    DIBELS Next Measure

    Phonemic Awareness

    The ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual phonemes in spoken words

    Firsrt Sound Fluency (FSF)

    Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF)



    The system of letter-sound relationships that is the foundation for decoding words


    Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF)

    Dibels Oral Reading Fluency (DORF)


    Accurate and Fluent Reading of Connected Text

    The ability to read a text accurately and quickly with automaticity


    Dibels Oral Reading Fluency (DORF)


    Reading Comprehension

    The process of an intentional interaction between reader and text to convey meaning


    Dibels Oral Reading Fluency (DORF)



    It is important to understand the relationship between the DIBELS measures and the early literacy skills. If a student does not meet benchmark on one of the measures, then instructional support should focus on the literacy skill. For example, if a student is Well Below Benchmark on the Phoneme Segmentation Fluency measure, then the student should be provided with additional support in the area of phonemic awareness. The support should focus on developing the student’s ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words, specifically using activities focused on segmentation skills. For some examples of segmentation activities, see previous post on phonemic awareness.



    Online Tutorials for DIBELS Administration: Amplify Training Site

    More information about the early literacy skills: Big Ideas in Beginning Reading (U of Oregon site)


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  • Organizing Literacy Classrooms for Effective Instruction

    Posted by YVETTE MONTEILH on 9/9/2016

    Classroom management organization can sometimes be a struggle.  Click here for an informative article  to help organize and manage an effective classroom environment to support Literacy Instruction. 

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