An authentic Spanish assessment built specifically for bilingual students learning to read
Part of the mCLASS® Español suite, mCLASS Lectura is a universal screener for K–6 built on modern Spanish literacy research that helps educators accelerate reading growth for Spanish-speaking students by delivering complete parity between English and Spanish assessments.
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What experts say
“It's incredibly important we attend to the Spanish language alongside English in assessment practices, to make sure we're not underestimating the ability of a really significant percentage of our nation’s school population.”
Built by leading biliteracy experts
The mCLASS Lectura universal screener was co-developed with the Center on Teaching and Learning at the University of Oregon. The assessment was validated by Amplify in partnership with Dr. Lillian Durán of the University of Oregon.
The development of mCLASS Lectura also involved a team of nationally recognized experts representing a range of regions (Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean), along with focus groups featuring classroom teachers, special education teachers, specialists, and administrators.
mCLASS Lectura includes one-minute measures validated for universal and dyslexia screening, and provides dual language reports for teachers and administrators.
Comprehensive Spanish literacy measures in mCLASS Lectura
mCLASS Lectura is validated to assess for all key foundational skills for K–6, including:
- Letter Naming
- Phonological Awareness
- Alphabetic Principle
Reports in English and Spanish
mCLASS Lectura analyzes Spanish literacy and English literacy development side by side, enabling you to see where kids are in both languages. Learn more about mCLASS Lectura reporting.
Instructional activities to build Spanish literacy skills
With mCLASS Lectura, educators get hundreds of step-by-step instructional activities for small groups or individual students and receive effective activities to target the Spanish literacy skills with which students need the most support.
mCLASS Lectura provides reporting for everyone at all levels, from classroom teachers and literacy specialists to principals and district leaders, as well as parents and guardians at home. Learn more about mCLASS Lectura reporting.
Detailed assessment data
mCLASS Lectura provides transcripts of every assessment and identifies error patterns to help educators make instructional decisions for students on the skills they need to work on the most. The program also includes letters with student assessment results and analysis to send home or to use as a basis for discussion at conferences.