The teacher’s reading assistant powered by artificial intelligence
Grades K–3 Assessment

Experience Amira Assessment, a state-of-the-art online assessment that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to administer an oral reading fluency assessment and screen students who may be at risk for dyslexia. Proven effective with all students, including English learners, Amira saves teachers time and automates scoring, running records, and reporting.

Based on 20+ years of research from leading universities—with a focus on speech recognition, reading science, artificial intelligence, and psychometrics—Amira effectively assesses, reports, and monitors progress.

Spend time instructing, not assessing

Each time a student reads, Amira listens and learns, empowering teachers to reclaim instructional time by automating scoring, running records, reporting, and progress monitoring.

Reduce Assessment Time

Other programs take 17 hours per whole class assessment, including administering, scoring, and analyzing. Amira takes only 6!

Assess Oral Reading Fluency 

Amira recognizes the subtleties of dialects, speech deficits, and accents to assess without bias.

Screen for Dyslexia

Amira puts universal dyslexia screening within reach, utilizing AI to make screening reliable and scalable.

Universal Dyslexia Screening

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.

Screener features include:

Quick and targeted assessments
Amira takes 5 to 7 minutes to administer and targets alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness, and word reading in Grades K–3.

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

Standardized directions
Screener administration and scoring, powered by AI, 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.

Amira practice

Amira practice provides students with the individual attention and patience they crave, delivered by an AI avatar that reduces instructional stress.

Amira makes individual tutoring scalable, maximizing the number of students who can receive personal attention. The AI avatar, Amira, employs more than 25 different micro–interventions backed by reading science.

Early intervention with proven results

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

Teacher’s Assistant
Amira focuses on tutoring, not instruction. This keeps the teacher in control while enabling the student to benefit from personal attention.

Effective and Research-Based
Amira’s impact has been measured at three times greater than those of leading reading apps.

Actionable Reporting
Amira’s actionable reporting facilitates teacher instruction and parent involvement.

Research & Results

Twenty years of research from Carnegie Mellon, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Johns Hopkins University—plus more than 100 published articles—demonstrate that Amira accelerates reading mastery and performs as well as a personal tutor. It’s like having your own reading assistant!

Review the complete list of research projects and publications. 
AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Amira earns prizes on the global stage and continues to raise the bar across the reading assessment landscape. 

  • Honored as a SXSW EDU® Launch Finalist for 2019
  • Awarded the XPrize for Learning for the Carnegie Mellon University technology fueling Amira 
  • Selected as 1 of 12 leading global startups by the Global Education Summit 
  • Won the Hatch Pitch Contest
  • Awarded 2019 ISTE® Best of Show
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