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The Teacher’s Reading Assistant

Accelerate reading mastery for all students in Grades K–5.

Effective, Evidence-Based Reading Program

Amira Learning® provides 1:1 reading tutoring, oral reading fluency assessment, and dyslexia risk screening in English and Spanish—from anywhere. Dozens of micro-interventions rooted in the science of reading help students build critical foundational skills.

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    Built on Decades of Research

    The first program of its kind to support all five pillars of reading, Amira Learning uses an evidence-based approach to reading success and demonstrates strong levels of evidence under the ESSA criteria.

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    Differentiate in the Core Classroom

    Only Amira with HMH Into Reading® connects reading fluency assessment results directly to relevant core content. Easy-to-implement, students can use Amira during small-group rotations or independent practice.

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    Customizable for Spanish-Speaking Students

    Amira provides equitable oral reading fluency assessment and tutoring for Spanish-speaking students.

The Data Shows That Amira Works

  • 2xweekly growth

    Students who frequently used Amira showed twice as much weekly growth as students who didn’t use Amira.

  • <9min/day

    In less than 9 minutes, Amira’s Dyslexia Screener delivers a valid assessment of students’ dyslexia risk.

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    One study found that the effect size of Amira on an English speaker’s reading growth is approximately 0.70.

Reclaim Time to Support Early Readers

Hear from one district about how Amira Learning extends the reach of the teacher.

How Amira Learning Works

  • Administration

    Teachers assign the oral reading fluency assessment and dyslexia risk screening to an entire class in under 9 minutes.

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  • Assessment

    Amira listens while a student reads aloud, recording the session and generating a running record free of subjective errors and testing biases.

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  • 1:1 Tutoring

    Amira uses assessment results to automatically place students into powerful 1:1 reading tutoring. When a student misreads a word, Amira delivers the most relevant micro-intervention to keep the student reading.

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  • Teacher Reports

    Detailed reports inform classroom instruction and help teachers track student mastery at a skill level and across the class.

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  • Leader Reports

    School and district leaders can access real-time data available to teachers and drill into students’ data in the District Dashboard to make informed planning decisions.

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Engaging and Motivating for All Learners

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
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    1:1 Reading Tutoring

    Tutoring with Amira is as effective as time with a human tutor and even more effective for multilingual learners.

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    Accessible from Anywhere

    Students can interact with the program from anywhere with a device and an internet connection.

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    Perfectly-Timed Micro-Interventions

    Amira delivers 40+ micro-interventions aligned to Scarborough’s Reading Rope that support early readers in mastering foundational reading skills.

Effortless Administration Keeps Educators in Control

TEACHER EXPERIENCE
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    Timesaving and Reliable

    Automated oral reading fluency assessment, dyslexia screening, and running records save teachers 90+ hours each year. Teachers can administer assessments to multiple students simultaneously and screen an entire class in less than 9 minutes.

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    Support for Pre-Readers

    Amira helps pre- and early readers to achieve reading mastery with scaffolded activities. Amira identifies early readers if they struggle to make progress on the benchmark assessment.

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    Automated Running Records

    Educators can listen to samples of students’ assessments on any schedule. Automated running records allow for the administration of assessments without the presence of a qualified literacy specialist.

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    Valid and Reliable Dyslexia Screening

    Amira’s dyslexia screener utilizes rapid automatized naming (RAN) and employs multiple techniques found to be reliable indicators of brain function associated with dyslexia.

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    Science of Reading-Aligned Phonics, Spelling, and Fluency Tools

    Easily pair Amira Learning’s powerful 1:1 reading tutoring with Saxon® Phonics and Spelling’s explicit, systematic instruction to assess and teach foundational reading skills.

    Only Amira with Saxon Phonics and Spelling provides:

    • ESSA-strong, evidence-based tutoring and explicit instruction
    • Clear connections between digital assessment and routine-based phonics instruction
    • An easy-to-use mix of print and digital

Professional Learning with Amira

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    • Guided Implementation: We've got you! With unlimited Amira support, teachers will be up and running in 30 days and have continued access to essential resources all year long.
    • Coaching Membership and Courses: Get personalized learning support from experienced coaches, delivered live online or in person to help track teacher goals.
    • Leadership Advisory: Leader to leader learning pairs administrators with experts who can help them drive transformation for K–3 learners.
    • Teacher's Corner: Yearlong teacher support through live events, articles, and on-demand videos providing educators help whenever they need it.

Awards and Accolades

  • Essa - Strong Rating

    Strong Evidence—the hightest ESSA rating

  • Digital Promise Certification

    Digital Promise Certification

  • CodieFinalist

    CODiE Finalist 2022

  • Ed Tech Cool Tool

    EdTech Cool Tool 2022

Insights and Resources

Stay updated on Amira Learning with the latest research and articles.

Learn more about how Amira can accelerate reading mastery for all students.

  • Reading Teaching Strategies for Students with Dyslexia

    Reading Teaching Strategies for Students with Dyslexia

    Discover evidence-based strategies to help improve the reading skills of students with dyslexia so they can achieve school success.

    Renee Behring
    Education Research Director, Core Literacy & Early Learning

  • Tips for Integrating Reading Technology in the Classroom

    Tips for Integrating Reading Technology in the Classroom

    Explore guidelines for integrating reading technology in the classroom in support of literacy learning when working with your tech-savvy students.

    Dr. Shane Templeton
    Foundation Professor Emeritus, Literacy Studies, University of Nevada, Reno; Into Reading Program Author

  • What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    HMH's research team answers commonly asked questions about the science of reading to help educators apply its principles in their classrooms.

    Renee Behring
    Education Research Director, Core Literacy & Early Learning

  • 8 Effective Fluency Strategies for Reading Intervention

    8 Effective Fluency Strategies for Reading Intervention

    Discover these eight research-based reading fluency intervention strategies you can use in the classroom.

    Dr. Amy Endo
    Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

  • Optimizing Literacy Instruction with Oral Reading Fluency Assessments

    Optimizing Literacy Instruction with Oral Reading Fluency Assessments

    Providing an oral reading fluency assessment is an important part of not just providing oral reading fluency instruction but measuring growth and ensuring effective instruction.

    Dr. Amy Endo
    Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

  • What Is Oral Reading Fluency?

    What Is Oral Reading Fluency?

    This article answers the question, what is oral reading fluency? It provides fluency teaching strategies after defining fluency and explaining why it's important.

    Dr. Amy Endo
    Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

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