mCLASS®:Reading 3D

Observational reading assessment software in English and Spanish for grades K–5.

Understand reading from every angle

Get a complete picture of each student’s ability to read with comprehension. mCLASS:Reading 3D combines quick indicators of foundational-skills development with a running-record Text Reading and Comprehension (TRC) diagnostic to determine how students find meaning in text.

How it works

After completing the mCLASS:DIBELS Next foundational skills assessment, teachers record observations with a running record to quickly analyze reading comprehension. They assign reading levels and monitor progress to support mastery of increasingly complex texts.

  • Quickly log observations and easily identify error patterns for any level.
  • Compare student progress with predictive, research-based benchmark goals.
  • Translate assessment data into instructional support.
  • Track progress and target instruction to individual student needs.
  • See mCLASS:Reading 3D in action.

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

  • Prepare to assess.

    Here the teacher is using the mCLASS application to select a level and book to assess David.

  • Keep a running record.

    As David reads, the teacher notes word substitutions, omissions, repetitions and insertions on the device.

  • Learn the score.

    Scores for the timed assessment are immediately available to gauge student progress.

  • Compare performance.

    The teacher logs in to mCLASS for a class summary to compare performance with predictive benchmarks on a secure site.

  • Group students.

    The Small-Group Advisor tool helps the teacher group students with similar needs to target instruction.

  • Aggregate data.

    While the teacher uses tools in the classroom, administrators can aggregate data to understand progress.

What’s included

mCLASS:Reading 3D is available through per-student licenses and offers a range of product features, support services and additional options designed to make the most of one-to-one interactions with students.

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

  • Benchmark book sets include Amplify Atlas, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt and Mondo Publishing
  • DIBELS partner editions for Harcourt School Publishers, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, Pearson Scott Foresman and SRA/McGraw-Hill
  • mCLASS: Now What? Tools
  • Burst:Reading

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.

Make accurate predictions about reading proficiency.

mCLASS:Reading 3D is highly predictive of students’ proficiency on certain statewide ELA assessments. For students in North Carolina in 2010–11, it was 79 percent accurate in predicting performance on the state’s End of Grade Reading Comprehension Test in third grade.

Popular platforms

mCLASS:Reading 3D is 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.

With mCLASS:Reading 3D, I get an immediate picture of the entire classroom that I can share with other teachers, reading specialists and administrators.