Amira's mission is to help every student become a motivated and masterful reader.
Amira is an AI-powered Reading Coach, backed by 20+ years of R&D, that listens to K-3 students read out loud, assesses mastery, and delivers personalized 1:1 tutoring. Amira's mission is to help every child become a motivated and masterful reader. Amira is currently used in >250 school districts across 49 states, supported via our partnership with HMH.
Our embedded assessment is the licensed, digital version of the TPRI, built on decades of research at the University of Texas Health Science Center. The assessment includes a dyslexia screener that identifies dyslexia risk at 96% accuracy.
ORF Assessment, Dyslexia Screener
The school version of Amira has a parent report that provides information about student progress over time, specific suggestions for ways to help your child (based on their actual reading to date) and stats such as most recent WCPM, vocabulary size, and estimated reading age.
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