Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project - NEWS and Updates
The project is moving forward and we are excited to have so many districts on board. This will be the landing place for important documents, webinars, training sign-ups and other essential information. Please bookmark this page so that you can refer back to it easily
We have almost completed setting up dates for training so rather than wait until we hear back from everyone we have posted the document with the training dates that are scheduled thus far as well as a link to trainings. Please open the document for complete information and links to register!
As part of the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project (ELAT), Amplify will provide a series of professional development opportunities. The first in this series is a set of initial trainings to prepare schools to administer the assessments and access the data through standard reports. Please see additional training information below.
Who should attend:
Each school building may register two staff members to attend the training. This is a Training of Trainer; the staff that attend the Amplify training will be expected to train the remainder of the school staff prior to the Beginning of Year assessment window. The staff chosen to attend this training will also be the staff that will receive additional training from Amplify during the course of the school year via onsite and webinar sessions (again, with the expectation that they will train the remainder of the staff on what is covered in the Amplify trainings). Please choose staff that will be comfortable training the other adults in the building.
LINK for TRAINING:
We have almost completed setting up dates for training so rather than wait until we hear back from everyone we have posted the document with the training dates that are scheduled thus far as well as a link to trainings. Please open the document for complete information and links to register. The document should be complete by next week, You will be notified of updates.
Background and application processThe 2012 School Finance Act required the Colorado Department of Education to issue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) for state purchase of an early literacy assessment tool that teachers may use to obtain real-time assessments of the reading skill levels of students in kindergarten through third grade. The intent was to support state purchase of software that provides individualized assessments with immediate results, stores and analyzes those results, and recommends activities based on those results.
January, the contract was awarded to Wireless Generation for its DIBELS Next system and Burst diagnostic reading assessments. The
funding covers the cost of the online software license and training.
Hardware is not included.
Click for a list of devices that support the
To provide more information about
this opportunity, the department hosted a
on April 2, 2013.
Submit your Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project Request for Proposal - (this is the application for the project)
Request for Proposal (RFP) for Early Literacy Tool Project:
[Word version] [PDF version]
Program questions should be directed to Donna Bright, 303-866-6002.