Amplify content and technology partners
Amplify partners with businesses, organizations and individuals who share our view that, when designed and implemented carefully, digital technologies can transform teaching and learning.
Clever offers the simplest way for districts to keep their learning software in sync with their student information systems (SIS). In the last year, more than 3,000 U.S. schools have adopted the Clever technology, and more than 50 innovative software applications have joined the Clever platform. Through our partnership with Clever, any school or district is able to directly share its SIS data with Amplify. So all activity in a school, including student enrollment and course changes, will stay up to date automatically inside Amplify products.
The College Board is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that helps more than 7 million students prepare for a successful transition to college each year, through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®.The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. The College Board uses Amplify’s mCLASS technology to conduct assessments and provide individualized instruction in its Advanced Placement content.
Core Knowledge Foundation
The Core Knowledge Foundation publishes education books and materials including the Core Knowledge Sequence, a detailed outline of recommended curricular content to be taught in language arts, history and geography, mathematics, science, music and the visual arts from grades pre-K–8. Core Knowledge also supports a nationwide network of Core Knowledge schools with instructional materials and professional development workshops. Amplify is partnering with Core Knowledge Foundation to publish and distribute the Core Knowledge Language Arts program for Grades pre-K–5.
Dynamic Measurement Group
Dynamic Measurement Group is a consortium of educational professionals dedicated to improving outcomes for children and supporting school success by developing practical, innovative, and powerful assessment and curricular materials. Founders Roland H. Good III and Ruth Kaminski collaborated with Amplify to create mCLASS:®DIBELS® and mCLASS:®DIBELS® Next.
Herbert Ginsburg, Ph.D.
Herbert Ginsburg, a pioneer in the use of diagnostic interviews, is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research interests include the development of mathematical thinking (particularly among disadvantaged young children) and the assessment of cognitive function. Dr. Ginsburg collaborated with Amplify to develop mCLASS®:Math.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to helping teachers, administrators and parents motivate students, ensure their school success and prepare them for life-long learning and responsible citizenship. HMH develops, publishes and markets exemplary textbooks and related instructional materials for school and home use by students in grades pre-K–6.
Knowledge Delivery Systems
Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) creates and delivers online and blended-model strategic professional development solutions to districts, teachers and schools. KDS´s award-winning eClassroom™ platform enables schools and districts to optimize their instructional practice with programs tailored to their specific goals, and to collaborate in virtual learning communities. Amplify has teamed up with KDS to develop groundbreaking digital- and video-based professional development courses for educators.
Lapham’s Quarterly is a publication that embodies the belief that history is the root of all education—scientific and literary as well as political and economic. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern—war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime—by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. Lapham’s Quarterly is working with Amplify to help produce digital course packs for use in classrooms.
Lawrence Hall of Science
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, investigates, creates and evaluates educational materials and methods, professional development programs and hands-on learning experiences for science centers, schools, community organizations and homes. Amplify is collaborating with the Lawrence Hall of Science to develop a suite of science curriculum products in grades K–6.
Learning A-Z provides classroom-ready websites that offer projectable and downloadable books, learning materials and testing documents for classes K-5. Reading A-Z, its most popular website, features more than 1,100 leveled books and supporting materials, allowing teachers to choose the materials they wish to use in each of their classes. It recently won a 2013 BESSIE Award and a CODiE Award. Its sister website, Raz-Kids, was also awarded a CODiE this year. Learning A-Z materials are specifically designed to emphasize the reading and comprehension of informational text, as requested by Common Core State Standards and other similar state educational requirements.
Literacy Design Collaborative
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is a teacher-created instructional design system that transforms educator practice through the use of online tools and resources that facilitate collaboration, content development and professional learning to effectively implement college- and career-readiness standards in K–12 classrooms. Through LDC, teachers, schools and districts engage in a reflective and collaborative process, growing their expertise in incorporating the standards in their instructional planning, ongoing curriculum-embedded assessment, and results analysis.
MetaMetrics, an educational measurement and research organization, develops scientific measures of student achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment with targeted instruction to improve learning. In addition to licensing its Lexile and Quantile measures to state departments of education, testing and instructional companies, and publishers, MetaMetrics offers professional development, resource measurement and customized consulting services. Amplify is proud to use the Lexile platform to provide accurate data about student performance on reading assessments.
Mondo Publishing is committed to offering educators high-quality literacy materials and exemplary professional development. Mondo is motivated by research and innovation; dedicated to literacy achievement for all; committed to advancing teacher competence, confidence, and professionalism; and driven to supporting school reform. Amplify is proud to include Mondo’s leveled readers and progress-monitoring books for mCLASS®:Reading 3D™.
School Specialty is a leading education company that helps educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn by designing, developing and providing the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources and school supplies. School Specialty provides best-in-class science kits for use with Amplify Learning’s Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading® program.
Tim Shanahan, Ph.D.
Timothy Shanahan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is founding director of the UIC Center for Literacy. He is the former director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools, serving 437,000 children. His research emphasizes reading assessments and improving reading achievement, and he has served on all three national literacy research panels. Dr. Shanahan provided guidance in the creation of Amplify Atlas™.
The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute
The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute, under the direction of Susan H. Landry, Ph.D., combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neurodevelopment, education and child development to provide proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research. Amplify collaborated with Dr. Landry and CLI to develop mCLASS®: Circle™ and mCLASS®:TPRI®.
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