Every Child Deserves the Chance to Become a Reader.

Understanding Amira is simple.

Why do so many students struggle to read?

Reading is an unnatural act for the brain. We need a brain-based approach to early literacy instruction. Fluency requires building the connections in the brain that support the complex process of converting printed symbols into active comprehension.

Building these connections is incredibly hard, especially for students with dyslexia, specific language impairment, special needs and low levels of text exposure.

Why Science of Reading?

Currently, only 30% of children are leaving elementary school as proficient readers.

Research shows that 95% of students are capable of becoming motivated and masterful readers. For the 60% of students we are failing, the Science of Reading provides a pathway to the lifelong gift of literacy.

Genuinely Science of Reading

Science of Reading isn’t a marketing meme or fad. SoR is about rigorously translating the evolving scientific consensus into classroom practice. Being Science of Reading requires dedication to change, understanding neurolinguistics and a commitment to ongoing learning. At Amira, we aren't slapping-on the slogan, we believe in deeply comprehending and relentlessly implementing the research.

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What’s Important: Student Outcomes

If you are curious about Amira’s technology, you can learn more here. Our goal isn’t to make Amira cool, the point is to make Amira work.

Research Documenting Amira’s Efficacy

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Amira’s Impact in School Districts

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Our Global Reach

Amira’s impact is being felt by students and school leaders across 15 countries and 5 continents today. 
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Our Advisors

Here are some of Amira's Science of Reading Advisors
Here are just a few of Amira's Science of Reading Advisors

Dr. Katherine Pace-Miles

Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College and a colleague of Linnae Ehri, designed many of Amira’s micro-interventions.

Dr. Elena Izquierdo

Professor at UTEP and noted author of Bilingual literacy programs, aided the development of Amira for Spanish.

Dr. Doris Baker

Professor at University of Texas and the author of Bilingual Education, helped create Amira for Spanish.

Dr. David Francis

Professor at University of Houston, renowned researcher and Director of TIME, is Amira’s consulting psychometrician.

Dr. Jack Fletcher

Professor at University of Houston and leading dyslexia expert, works with Amira on the dyslexia screener.

Dr. Molly Branson-Thayer

Director of The Teaching Lab and formerly at the University of Washington, shaped Amira’s features for enabling teacher listening.

Dr. Mabel Rice

Professor at Kansas University and a leading researcher on vocabulary acquisition, has worked with Amira on teacher reporting features.

Dr. Patricia Edwards

Professor at Michigan State and author of New Ways To Engage Parents, advises Amira on parental reporting.

Dr. Nell K. Duke

Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan, aided in the development of micro-interventions and features focused on comprehension.

Our Partners

Amira delivers Science of Reading tutoring because the software was created by world leading learning scientists. 

Using AI for Good

AI is changing the world. The power of software that learns is awesome. Amira is achieving our mission to make masterful readers by harnessing AI’s power.

To be a great reading assistant for teachers, Amira needs a lot of AI. In fact, the software is an AI stack. You likely use AI every day.

When you use search engines (Google or Bing), click on ads online, dial a Nest thermostat, talk to Siri or Alexa, get fraud alerts from your bank, or take directions from Maps, then you are putting AI to work.


The team at Amira has spent most of their lives trying to help students read. Many of us worked on Renaissance Accelerated ReaderTM , the first reading software to attain widespread use. We worked on the Renaissance Star assessment. Many of us have spent time in schools, as teachers or principals. Combined, the Amira team has hundreds of years in edtech and education.

Our foundational belief is that edtech should be judged by the impact it produces.

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