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2021-2022 ELAT Benchmark Windows

When selecting your benchmark windows on this form, please ensure that the assessment dates comply with the following guidelines:

Beginning of Year (BOY) Benchmark: Select a two-week window within the first 30 calendar days of your school year. Kindergarten consideration: Through a provision in HB15-1323, you may choose to use up to 60 calendar days for initial benchmarking. However, we would encourage districts to continue with best practice by benchmarking and providing support early in the year, within the first 30 days. Completion of your READ BOY assessment within the 60 days will inform the literacy component of your readiness assessment.

Middle of Year (MOY) Benchmark: Select a two-week window that falls within November 30th - December 18th OR January 4th - 21st. (Your dates need to be prior to the holiday break OR after the holiday break.)

End of Year (EOY) Benchmark: Select a two-week window that falls within April 26th - May 14th. 

Please use this form to set your Benchmark Windows within the mCLASS System so that teachers will be able to assess within your designated window at back to school. Please complete this form by July 9, 2021 so that your windows are set correctly. If you need to change your window after you have filled out the form, please email Genna Faulkenberry at


When selecting your benchmark windows in the fields below, please ensure that the assessment dates comply with the following guidelines:

  • BOY: First 30 days; K first 60 days - Please pick a 2-week window.
  • MOY: Monday, November 29th - Wednesday, December 22nd OR Monday, January 3rd - Thursday, January 20th - Please pick a 2-week window.
  • EOY: Monday, April 25th - Friday, May 13th - Please pick a 2-week window.

If you have questions regarding benchmark windows, please contact Genna Faulkenberry.


News for Amplify Users: DIBELS Next is now called Acadience Reading. Acadience Reading is a trademark of Acadience Learning Inc.

It is important to note that the content of the assessment will remain the same. Additionally, the current materials, training, and software provided by Amplify through the Early Literacy Assessment Tool (ELAT) Project will all remain current and usable; this is simply a change in the assessment name.  

Amplify ELAT Newsletters

2020-2021 newsletters

2019-2020 archived newsletters

2018-2019 archived newsletters

Amplify ELAT Office Hours

All About Remote Assessment, December 3, 2020: Recording and slides

Looking at National and ELAT BOY Data 2020, November 17, 2020: Recording and slides

Looking at BOY Data 2020, October 5, 2020: Recording and slides

Helpful Tips for Virtual Instruction, September 15, 2020: Recording and slides

mCLASS Teacher Resources 




mCLASS Instructional Leader Resources

DIBELS Next Resources   

General support for effective use of Acadience Reading (including goal setting tools, composite score calculation sheets, scoring rules, reminders and checklists)

Additional Amplify information