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Amira Learningprovides 1:1 reading tutoring, reading fluency assessment, and dyslexia risk screening—from anywhere.

After students take the reading fluency assessment, they are automatically placed into powerful 1:1 reading tutoring powered by dozens of precise micro-interventions rooted in the science of reading.

Amira's 1:1 reading tutoring is an eligible solution for ESSER funding.

What the Experts Say

Amira’s approach to reading success is built on decades of research and continues to be studied and enhanced upon.

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

One study found that the effect size of Amira on an English speaker's reading growth is approximately 0.70, the same as having a human tutor.

Amira saves teachers 90+ hours across the school year by automating Oral Reading Fluency assessment, Running Records, and Dyslexia Screening.

Use Amira to make the most of eligible ESSER funding.


What's New

Support all students in becoming masterful readers.

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Support Spanish-speaking students

For Grades K–5, Amira makes it possible to accurately and reliably screen Spanish-speaking students. Amira will administer the assessment in Spanish and provide 1:1 tutoring.

Extend screening and reading practice for Grades 4 & 5

Support students in Grades 4 & 5 with valid and reliable screening and 1:1 tutoring.

Monitor growth at the district level

The District Dashboard supports leaders with insight into how students are performing within the five pillars of reading, fluency gains, and more. The dashboard provides filtering and drill-down capabilities to empower district-level data analysis.

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1:1 Tutoring

Amira is the teacher's reading assistant that provides 1:1 reading tutoring to multiple students at the same time. Students receive the benefits of 1:1 micro-interventions rooted in the Science of Reading. You only need an internet connection and a tablet or laptop.

Amira's 1:1 tutoring demonstrates strong levels of evidence under ESSA criteria and is available for purchase with stimulus funds.

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Accelerate reading growth

Amira delivers micro-interventions in these categories: phonological awareness; decoding; sight recognition; logic, literacy knowledge, and language structures; and knowledge building.

Skills scaffold
Students who are identified as Early Readers practice with Amira through an Early Reader Skills Scaffold Sequence consisting of Echo Reading, Word List, and Letter Story.

Effective and research based
Amira's tutoring is proven to be as effective as time with a human tutor and even more effective for English learners.

Engaging for all students
Amira keeps readers engaged with the right practice and tutoring for each student.

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Oral Reading Fluency Assessment

Amira Learning is the first program to use students' oral reading fluency assessment to automatically place them into powerful 1:1 reading tutoring.

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Extend the reach of the teacher.

Administer the assessment to multiple students at the same time and remove subjective errors, judgements, and testing biases.

Running Record
Save time and listen to samples of students' assessment on any schedule. The Running Record allows for administration of the assessment without the immediate presence of a qualified literacy specialist.

Early Readers
Students who are beginning to read and are identified as Early Readers on the Tracking Report will receive the appropriate sequence of skill development based upon their observed ability from the Benchmark assessment.

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Dyslexia Screener

For students with disabilities in reading, early intervention is critical to future reading success. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) suggests that all students be screened for the risk of dyslexia. With the Amira Dyslexia Screener, you have powerful support for your early intervention efforts.

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Screener features include:

Quick and targeted assessments
Amira takes 5–7 minutes to administer and targets alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness, and word reading in Grades K–5.

Alternate equivalent forms
Multiple versions of the screener are provided for each grade level, so students can be screened multiple times each year.

Standardized administration
Screener administration and scoring create a consistent protocol.

Established consistency and effectiveness
Backed by more than a decade of research for the TPRI® Early Reading Assessment, Amira has shown consistent reliability and predictive validity.

Get a tip sheet of our top strategies for successful dyslexia screening.

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Program Pairing

Use Amira with HMH Into Reading to drive skills growth

Meet the needs of all students with best-in-class core programming and a valid and reliable oral reading fluency assessment that places each student into personalized reading practice.


Continuous Support for Teachers

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Family Experience

Family Room—a family-friendly part of the Ed learning platform—supports diverse learning environments and makes at-home learning more manageable for families and caregivers by providing equitable, on-demand resources to help support their children.

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Summer School

Drive reading mastery over the summer with an effective, digital solution

Amira provides an easy approach to everything you need to assess, teach, and measure growth for summer school. Assess reading fluency, screen for dyslexia, and directly connect students with personalized reading tutoring, from anywhere – in English or Spanish.

Learn more about Amira for summer school.


Research & Results

Amira is the culmination of 20+ years of reading research and applied reading science from leading universities and researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Texas Health Sciences. Evidence supporting Amira’s effectiveness includes more than 100 published research papers and is considered “gold standard.”

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Digital Promise Product Certificate Sm

Amira has earned the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise, which confirms a link between research on how students learn and the product’s design.

Review the complete list of research projects and publications.

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