Assessment

mCLASS®:DIBELS Next®/IDEL®

Early literacy assessment software in English for grades K–6 and Spanish for grades K–3

Build a strong foundation.

Monitor the development of each student’s foundational reading skills to make the most of teacher-student interaction. Step-by-step guidance helps streamline administration, while instant connections to activities target students’ individual needs.

How it works

Quickly identify the needs of each student and inform next steps with instant analysis, reports and instructional planning tools included in the only licensed mobile version of the research-based DIBELS Next assessment.

  • Use short, one-minute fluency measures for foundational reading skills.
  • Replace manual calculations with instant results and recommended activities.
  • Compare student progress with predictive, research-based benchmark goals.
  • Track progress and target instruction to individual student needs.
  • Use aggregate reports to support decision-making at every level.
  • See mCLASS:DIBELS Next in action.

    Follow a first-grade teacher through the mCLASS assessment, resulting analysis and action planning.

  • Assess skills.

    The teacher uses the mCLASS application to complete a timed assessment on nonsense words for student David Jones.

  • Score performance.

    The score immediately indicates how David performs on the measure.

  • Identify patterns.

    The teacher can identify patterns to inform instructional next steps for David.

  • Conduct activities.

    Additional activities are immediately available to address David’s performance.

  • Compare performance.

    David’s teacher logs in to access secure mCLASS data and compare students’ performance with predictive benchmarks on a secure site.

  • Get recommendations.

    The Item-Level Advisor tool identifies David’s learning patterns and provides recommendations to improve his performance.

  • Group students with ease.

    Using assessment results, the Small-Group Advisor tool helps the teacher group students with similar needs to target instruction.

  • Aggregate administrator reports.

    While the teachers use tools in the classroom, administrators can aggregate data to get a broader analysis of progress across the grades, to help them make resource and instructional planning decisions.

What’s included

mCLASS:DIBELS Next and mCLASS:IDEL are available through per-student licenses with a range of functionality, support services and tools for supporting decision-making at every level.

Product Features

  • Web-based software application
  • Aggregate-level reporting and analysis
  • Self-service enrollment and rostering
  • Secure data hosting and management
  • Materials kit for assessment and progress monitoring

Support Services

Additional Options

Targeted instruction

Easily translate class- and student-level reports into customized instruction. mCLASS:Now What? Tools highlight patterns for detailed analysis, create and target instruction, and generate progress reports for parents.

Data-use training

Gain proficiency in interpreting and using data effectively with self-paced online training courses created in partnership with Dynamic Measurement Group (DMG), the authors of the DIBELS assessment.

Intervention support

Make sure all struggling students receive comprehensive intervention support. mCLASS:RTI combines assessment, reporting, instructional guidance and administration.

Combine the best of assessment and instruction.

The mCLASS:DIBELS Next CKLA Partner Edition instantly matches the results of mCLASS:DIBELS Next, which assesses foundational literacy skills, with lessons and activities from the Skills Strand of Core Knowledge Language Arts, a comprehensive reading and language arts program.

An mCLASS transition success story

Deanna M., a district instructional coach in West Virginia, explains how she customized product training to ensure her teachers could transition from mCLASS:DIBELS to mCLASS:DIBELS Next quickly, and with confidence:

The challenge

Teachers were nervous to transition from mCLASS:DIBELS to mCLASS:DIBELS Next for use on a wide range of devices, including tablets, personal media players and laptops.

The solution

Amplify provided on-site training using our own devices and student data, which made it easier for us to understand how the assessment could help us. It made the transition to mCLASS:DIBELS Next easy.

The result

Now our teachers understand how the new features of mCLASS:DIBELS Next work on our devices, and they use built-in reports to break down individual measures and target what students need.

Popular platforms

mCLASS:DIBELS Next and mCLASS:IDEL are designed for Microsoft Windows, Apple, and Android touch-screen devices, using Chrome™ and Safari® web browsers.

Secure, easy setup

Accounts are set up and managed through a secure connection. mCLASS apps are easily accessible through our secure URL from your web browser.

Works offline and online

An Internet connection is not necessary to conduct assessments in the classroom. Data is stored locally in the browser, and when connectivity is available, teachers can save data to our secure servers.

There is no time in a teacher’s day to waste, and mCLASS:DIBELS Next is a quick and accurate assessment of a student’s reading strengths and weaknesses.

NITA F., READING COACH, OKLAHOMA