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Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project

ON LINE DIBELS Next Courses:

Amplify and CDE are pleased to announce an exciting on-line opportunity for local trainers and administrators in supporting and training your staff in the use of DIBELS Next. This is offered as an additional tool and is not an “on-line” course that must be completed in a certain time frame.

Each school can enroll up to three people at no charge. These modules will be provided through the project and once you have enrolled you will have access forever. These resources can be used for training in group settings as well as used for supporting individuals in your school.  Directions to enroll can be found here.

Topics for the on-line DIBELS Next modules will:

  • provide extensive review of administering all measures,
  • provide practice scoring opportunities
  • provide detailed instructions on accessing web reports
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/coloradoliteracy/april16newsletter#sthash.hAuZV9cW.dpuf

ON LINE DIBELS Next Courses:

Amplify and CDE are pleased to announce an exciting on-line opportunity for local trainers and administrators in supporting and training your staff in the use of DIBELS Next. This is offered as an additional tool and is not an “on-line” course that must be completed in a certain time frame.

Each school can enroll up to three people at no charge. These modules will be provided through the project and once you have enrolled you will have access forever. These resources can be used for training in group settings as well as used for supporting individuals in your school.  Directions to enroll can be found here.

Topics for the on-line DIBELS Next modules will:

  • provide extensive review of administering all measures,
  • provide practice scoring opportunities
  • provide detailed instructions on accessing web reports
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/coloradoliteracy/april16newsletter#sthash.dH3FEGFZ.dpuf

The Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project (ELAT)

The 2012 School Finance Act required the Colorado Department of Education to select a contractor to supply 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. Through a competitive bid process, the contract was awarded to Amplify for its DIBELS Next system and Burst diagnostic reading assessments in January, 2013. Pending legislative approval during the 2014 session, the department will offer the project for the 2014-15 school year.
By participating in the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project, local education agencies will be supplied with the online assessment of DIBELS Next, an approved interim measure, and the Burst diagnostic reading assessments, an approved diagnostic measure. First-time participating LEAs will receive assessment kits, each school will receive one kit per grade level (renewal applicants will not receive additional kits). All LEAs will receive licenses to use the assessment. The tool will store and analyze the results and recommend school and home activities based on those results. Districts will be responsible for providing their own hardware.

 

News:

8/9/14: August Newsletter

Click here for the Welcome Back Newsletter

Content includes:

  • Getting ready for BOY DIBELS Next - make sure you have taken the correct steps to ensure a smooth beginning of the year assessment window
  • DIBELS Deep - The progess of the development of this diagnostic on the tool as well as a link to regional trainings
  • Analyzing DIBELS Next Growth : How do I measure growth for DIBELS Next?  How can I set goals this year? Amplify has developed a tool to help you answer those questions.  This tool can be used from the district level to the classroom level.

 

7/25/14: Regional Training Sessions

Registration for Regional Training Sessions is now open. These are face to face training sessions that will take place in August/September and January/February. Please click here for a description of the training as well as a the registration link.

 

ON LINE DIBELS Next Courses:

Amplify and CDE are pleased to announce an exciting on-line opportunity for local trainers and administrators in supporting and training your staff in the use of DIBELS Next. This is offered as an additional tool and is not an “on-line” course that must be completed in a certain time frame.

Each school can enroll up to three people at no charge. These modules will be provided through the project and once you have enrolled you will have access forever. These resources can be used for training in group settings as well as used for supporting individuals in your school.  Directions to enroll can be found here.

Topics for the on-line DIBELS Next modules will:

  • provide extensive review of administering all measures,
  • provide practice scoring opportunities
  • provide detailed instructions on accessing web reports
- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/coloradoliteracy/april16newsletter#sthash.dH3FEGFZ.dpuf

 

Receiving ELAT Updates

 If you would like to be added to the list serve for ELAT updates please email Donna Bright - bright_d@cde.state.co.us

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Support Staff

Donna Bright
CDE Principal Consultant
303-866-6002
bright_d@cde.state.co.us

Eric Howey
Associate Director, Account Management
972-341-1394
ehowey@amplify.com

Latressa Watson
Professional Services
903-720-1765
lwatson@amplify.com

Karen Cushman
Account Management
765-625-1105
kcushman@amplify.com

Blake Bryan
Account Management
bbryan@amplify.com

Jamie Gansmann
Regional School Support
303-870-7078
jgansmann@amplify.com

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