This article outlines a wide variety of studies supporting Amira's use in classrooms around the world. Read the research to learn more about the technology based on decades of research.
Amira was born more than 20 years ago, at world-famous Carnegie Mellon University. Led by Dr. Jack Mostow, dozens of data scientists, AI engineers and computer scientists worked to create an Intelligent Reading Tutor capable of helping kids learn.
After more than 100 published studies and many field trials, Amira emerged.
Carnegie Mellon's Project Listen
This study documented the Intelligent Reading Tutor's ability to accelerate learning compared to independent reading.
A series of studies done by researchers in British Columbia found that the Intelligent Reading Tutor had substantial benefits for English Second Language Learners.
Students practicing with the software showed a large effect size benefit.
Bilingual students showed very large gains in fluency and word accuracy as a consequence of working with the Intelligent Reading Tutor.
In most classrooms, Amira will substitute for independent, silent reading.
Studies conducted by CMU have consistently shown very large gains by using the Intelligent Reading Tutor instead of SSR.
The Intelligent Reading Tutor produces benefits under a broad range of circumstances and with students of widely varying backgrounds and cultural orientations.
For example, research showed substantial impact on lower affluence students in Ghana.
This research documents Amira's accuracy in scoring student oral reading, by comparing Amira's scoring to expert humans.