Amira Readiness Checklist

At least 3 weeks before students begin using or teachers train, we recommend that you complete this checklist.  As you go through this checklist, you may note your questions for your Amira Success Lead.

You will refer to the list of Test Accounts article throughout this checklist, so you'll want to pull it up now.  Keep in mind that if you are using HMH Ed, teachers and students will **not** be logging on to https://www.amiratutor.com/.

Step 1: Ensure your IT set up meets the minimum requirements

Check that your district’s equipment meets the workstation requirements outlined in our System Requirements document:

  • Device and Browser Versions
  • Headsets
  • Browser Settings
  • Network Requirements
  • Firewall and Content Filter Requirements

Step 2: Read a story as a student & check the results

Now, you are going to log into a demo site and read with Amira as a student.  

Select a username and password in this Test Accounts article. For example, if you wanted to test a login with a Kindergarten account, use:

USERNAME: SETUPstudent1

PW: setup123

Go to http://www.amiratutor.com and enter the log in information.  Click the green “Let’s Do It” button.

❗Note:  Do not save these credentials to your browser.

Select “Read a Story.” Start reading the story with regular prosody.  

❗ Note: In real life, students will not be given the option to Take a Test.

Amira will say “Good Job” return you to the "Great to see you" screen.

❗ Note: Do not close the device or browser as this action can interrupt saving the audio files to Amira's servers.

If you had any issues with theIf you get an error message or "enable microphone" dialog,  see Common Errors.

‍Step 3:  Take a Benchmark test as a student & check the results

Now, you are going to log into a demo site and take a Benchmark test with Amira as a student.  If you are interested in testing out the Dyslexia Screener tasks, you may use the set of logins available here: INSERT NEW LIST (SARA TO FOLLOW UP).📝

Select a log in in this Test Accounts article. For example, if you wanted to test a login with a Kindergarten account, try:

  • USERNAME: SETUPstudent1
  • PW: setup123

 Go to https://www.amiratutor.com and enter the log in information.  Click the green “Let’s Do It” button.

❗Note:  Do not save these credentials to your browser.

Select “Take a Test.”  Start reading the story with regular prosody.  

Continue to read, making errors you anticipate students making.

❗ Note: In real life, students will not be given the option to Take a Test.

Allow Amira to say “Good job” return to the "Great to see you" screen.

❗ Note: Do not close the device or browser as this action can interrupt saving the audio files to Amira's servers.

‍Step 4:  Check results and reporting in the Teacher Dashboard

Now, you are going to log into a demo site and navigate through the different reports for the story and test you just took.  

❗ Note: teachers using HMH Ed will always log in through their district's SSO or https://www.hmhco.com/one.

Log into the demo account as a teacher (see Test Accounts):

❗Note:  Do not save these credentials to your browser.

Navigate to the Review Activity page. Toggle to “Practice” and click on the "Student 1 Student" tile (or whatever username you used).

Review the Scoring Screen, click play to hear yourself read.  

Click on Reports > Progress Report.  

Find your username in the drop-down menu.  Toggle through the metrics on the left of the screen. This is the report that populate with Practice data.  

Click on the activity underneath the chart entitled "Tutor" to navigate back to the Scoring Screen.  

Next, let's navigate to the Benchmark assessment test.  Click on Reports > Tracking Report.  

❗Note:  Typically, teachers will see "Complete" once a student has completed an assessment.  If they see "Incomplete," the student should log back in and resume the assessment.  

Click Review Activity > toggle the button to Assessment > activity tile.

Listen to and rescore your Benchmark assessment.

Navigate through the Benchmark, Diagnostic, and Progress Reports.  Note questions to answer.

If you are interested in testing out the Dyslexia Screener tasks, contact your Amira Success Lead.

‍Step 5:  Repeat steps 2-3 with different devices, actual students / grade levels and classroom conditions.

  • Test multiple device / headset / browser combinations.
  • To experience different grade levels, select various credentials from the Test Accounts article.
  • Schedule a Go Live Check your Amira Success Lead to make sure you are ready for your rollout.  

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