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Customer requirements

Below is information listing hardware, software, telecommunications and other requirements for all Amplify products. These include Amplify ELA, Amplify Science, Amplify CKLA™, the mCLASS® applications, mCLASS Intervention, Amplify Reading, and Amplify Fractions. Customers are responsible for meeting these requirements in order to use our products.

Customer requirements

<p>Below is information listing hardware, software, telecommunications and other requirements for all Amplify products. These include Amplify ELA, Amplify Science, Amplify CKLA™, the mCLASS® applications, mCLASS Intervention, Amplify Reading, and Amplify Fractions. Customers are responsible for meeting these requirements in order to use our products.</p>

mCLASS

Ensure mCLASS is compatible with your devices and systems for optimal performance and support.

mCLASS apps include the observational assessments for mCLASS, mCLASS with Text Reading and Comprehension, mCLASS with Dyslexia Screening, mCLASS Intervention, mCLASS Math, mCLASS IDEL, mCLASS:DIBELS Next, mCLASS:Reading 3D, and Burst:Reading. These are optimized for most touchscreen devices using Chrome™ or Safari® web browsers. Please check our device support lifecycles and purchase recommendations lists below prior to purchasing.

iPad 2+
Operating system: iOS 9+
Browser: Safari 9+

PC
Description: 1.4 GHz dual core or greater, 1024 x 768 or higher, 2GB of RAM or higher. Requires touch screen for assessing mCLASS:DIBELS on devices larger than 11″, or assessing mCLASS:Reading 3D on any size device.
Operating system: Windows: 7+
Browser: Chrome – latest 2 versions

Chromebook
Description: 1.4 GHz dual core or greater, 1024 x 768 or higher, touch screen, 2GB of RAM or higher Must have touch screen for assessing mCLASS:DIBELS or or mCLASS:Reading 3D.
Operating system: Chrome OS
Browser: Chrome

Amplify will discontinue support of mCLASS:TPRI and mCLASS:Tejas LEE effective August 16, 2016, but will continue to offer other powerful solutions that can help teachers measure student progress, target instruction and inform critical next steps for every student. Find out more about our mCLASS assessment solutions here. To learn more about transitioning from TPRI or Tejas LEE, read our FAQ.

mCLASS Home

mCLASS Home includes the mCLASS Home portal. We support a variety of the most commonly used devices and web browsers. Please check our device support lifecycles and purchase recommendations lists below prior to purchasing.

iPad 2+
Operating system: iOS 9+
Browser: Safari 9+, Chrome – latest 2 versions

PC
Description: 1.4 GHz dual core or greater, 1024 x 768 or higher, 2GB of RAM or higher (recommended)
Operating system: Windows: 7+
Browser: Chrome – latest 2 versions, IE10+

Mac
Description: 1.4 GHz dual core or greater, 1024 x 768 or higher, 2GB of RAM or higher (recommended)
Operating system: OS 10.8 +
Browser: Safari 8+, Chrome – latest 2 versions

The following devices are recommended for optimal performance and experience with mCLASS app and Amplify Home. We will support these devices for 3 school years, starting with the calendar year in which they are purchased.

Device name/Hardware
iPad Air 2
iPad mini 2 or 4
iPad Pro

Windows
1.4 GHz dual- core processor, 1024 x 768 display resolution, 2GB RAM. Requires touch screen for assessing mCLASS:DIBELS Next on devices larger than 11″ or assessing mCLASS:Reading 3D on any size device.
Chromebook ASUS CP100

Mac
Minimum hardware: 1.4 GHz or greater dual-core processor, 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution, 2GB or higher RAM. mCLASS:DIBELS Next and mCLASS:Reading 3D are not supported.

We will provide active support of our applications on the following devices for the full school year listed below.

Device Final support year

iPad 2

2018/2019

iPad 3

2018/2019

iPad 4

2018/2019

iPad Air

2017/2018

iPad Air 2

2020/2021

iPad mini

2017/2018

iPad mini 2 & 4

2020/2021

iPad mini 3

2017/2018

Amplify curriculum

Ensure you meet the minimum technical requirements for optimal performance and support of your digital curriculum products:

  • Minimum of 9.7 inch display with 1024×768 resolution
  • Wired or Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 2 GB RAM minimum for laptops / 32 GB storage recommended for iPads
  • Ability to project from teacher device is required

Student and teacher devices

Device OS Browser

iPad 3+

iOS 10+

Up-to-date Safari

Windows PC

Windows 7+

Up-to-date Chrome (stable channel)

Chromebook*

Chrome OS

Up-to-date Chrome (stable channel)

Mac

OS X 10.9

Up-to-date Safari

*The Amplify ELA Chicago Quest is not available on Chromebooks.

Network environment

Minimum

Wireless access points

802.11g/n/ac compatible

User devices

Connect to Amplify servers via ports 80, 443, and 9933

Latency

No more than 100 ms during peak utilization

Connection speed

200 Kbps per device during peak usage

Whitelist URLs

For the complete list of URLs to whitelist, please visit www.amplify.com/whitelist

Enrollment requirements

Minimum

Identity management

Schools/Districts must use Google for identity management. This requires the use of existing or creation of new Google accounts, for all users, on an approved education domain.

Student and teacher data

Schools/Districts are highly encouraged to use or create an account with Clever in order to share student and teacher data with Amplify. For more information on Clever, please see www.clever.com.

Student Information System (SIS)

Populated with up-to-date school, section, teacher, and student information including Google user identification.

Provisioning requirements

Minimum

General

School/District IT can create a shortcut to a URL or a bookmark in the Internet browser on all devices.

iPads

School/District IT can download and distribute iOS apps (available in the App Store) to all devices.

Amplify Reading

Ensure you meet the minimum technical requirements for optimal performance and support of your Amplify Reading program implementation.

For optimal experience, we recommend students use headphones and mice (when applicable) with the devices outlined below.

PC desktops and browsers
1.4 GHz dual-core processor
1024×768 screen resolution
2GB of RAM
Operating system: Windows 9+
Browser: Chrome – latest stable version

Mac desktops and laptops
1.4 GHz dual-core processor
1024×768 screen resolution
2GB of RAM
Operating system: macOS 10.10+
Browser: Chrome and Safari – latest stable version

Chromebooks
1.4 GHz dual-core processor
1024×768 screen resolution
2GB of RAM
Ideally touchscreen or with mouse
Browser: Chrome – latest stable version

iPads
iPad mini 2+, iPad 4+, iPad Air+, iPad Pro
Operating system: iOS10.3+
Browser: Safari – latest stable version

iPhones
iPhone 6+
Operating system: iOS 10.3+
Browser: Safari – latest stable version

Android phones (Starting fall 2018)
Samsung S7 and S8
Operating system: Android OS 7+
Browser: Chrome – latest stable version

Network requirements
Latency: No more than 100 ms during peak utilization
Connection speed: 1 mbs per device during peak usage

School year 2019–2020 requirements

Requirements

mCLASS assessments are optimized for most touchscreen devices using Chrome™ or Safari® web browsers. The teacher-led, observational assessments require touchscreen. Please check our device support lifecycles and purchase recommendations lists below prior to purchasing.

Amplify curriculum applications require the ability to project from teacher device.

iPad® 5+
Description: 1024 x 788 or higher, 32GB or higher
Operating system: iOS 11+
Browser: Safari 11+

PC
Description: 1.4 GHz dual core or greater, 1024 x 768 or higher, 4GB of RAM or higher
Operating system: Windows: 7+
Browser: Chrome (latest 2 versions)

Chromebook
Description: 1.4 GHz dual core or greater, 1024 x 768 or higher, 4GB of RAM or higher
Operating system: Chrome OS
Browser: Chrome (latest 2 versions)

Mac®
Description: 1.4 GHz dual core or greater, 1024 x 768 or higher, 4GB of RAM or higher
Operating system: OS 10.11+
Browser: Safari 11+, Chrome (latest 2 versions)

The following devices are recommended for optimal performance and experience:

iPad

iPad Air® 2
iPad 5+

Chromebook™

Acer Chromebook R11
Samsung Chromebook 3
Dell™ Chromebook 3189
HP Chromebook x2

Mac

MacBook®
MacBook Air®
iMac®

We will provide active support of our applications on the following devices for the full school year listed below.

Device final support year

iPad 5

2021–2022

iPad 6

2023–2024

iPad Air 2

2020-2021

iPad Air 3

2023–2024

Network environment

Minimum requirements

Wireless access points:

802.11g/n/ac compatible

User devices:

Connect to Amplify servers via ports 80, 443, and 9933.

Latency:

No more than 165 ms during peak utilization

Connection speed:

2 mbps per device during peak usage (10 mbps recommended)

Whitelist URLs:

For the complete list of URLs to whitelist, please visit www.amplify.com/whitelist.