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earlyReading


earlyReading is an evidence-based assessment used to screen and monitor student progress. Typically administered in grades PreK-1, they may be used for screening up through grade 3 and for frequent progress monitoring at any grade.  Each assessment is designed to be highly efficient and inform instruction.

FastBridge browser-based scoring virtually eliminates the need for pencil-paper scoring. Use with tablets, laptops or desktop computers.

FAST browser-based scoring virtually eliminates the need for pencil-paper scoring. Use with tablets, laptops or desktop computers.

The Assessments

The earlyReading assessments are comprised of 12 sub-tests. Of those sub-tests, FastBridge recommends a composite of four specific sub-tests to be given per benchmark period. The composite varies from fall, winter, or spring, per grade level to best match reading skill development and reliably assess risk. The composite is typically completed in 5-10 minutes per student.

The remaining assessments may be used as needed to further evaluate skill deficits. Results help identify student risk while informing instruction.

English:

  • Concepts of Print
  • Onset Sounds
  • Letter Names
  • Letter Sounds
  • Word Rhyming
  • Word Blending
  • Word Segmenting
  • Sight Word Reading
  • Decodable Word Reading
  • Nonsense Word Reading- Sentence Reading
  • Oral Language (Sentence Repetition)

The upward extension of earlyReading is CBMreading.

Spanish:

  • Concepts of Print
  • Onset Sounds
  • Letter Names
  • Letter Sounds
  • Word Rhyming
  • Word Blending
  • Syllable Reading
  • Word Segmenting
  • Sight Word Reading
  • Decodable Word Reading
  • Sentence Reading

The upward extension of earlyReading (Spanish) is CBMreading (Spanish).

Screening

earlyReading is used to universally screen all students up to five times per year, with additional assessments available for progress monitoring. Benchmark standards (i.e., “cut scores” or “targets”) are built into the system to assist in determining which students are at risk for academic failure, on target for success, or may need enrichment instruction.

Reports provide profiles of students’ strengths and areas of difficulty relating to literacy and can provide useful information to plan instruction. Each individual and group report within FAST is available instantly, expediting the process for teachers.

Progress Monitoring

earlyReading is uniquely designed to accommodate quick, easy, and flexible monitoring on a frequent basis.  Progress monitoring data help teachers evaluate instructional effects and determine if differentiated instruction or interventions are effective.

Administration

earlyReading assessments are individually administered. The teacher (or other staff) mark student responses electronically as the student completes the brief assessment. Paper-and-pencil versions are also available. Performance data are reported instantly and stored in the database for longitudinal analysis.

Reports

FastBridge Reports display students’ scores, risk levels according to benchmark targets, local norms, and more–all in one convenient report.

Reports are available to evaluate student performance against local norms, national aggregate norms, mastery criterion, and predictions of risk to meet proficiency standards on state tests. Reports also inform instruction by providing the accuracy rate, completion time, information about errors, and other essential data pertaining to the student’s performance for both screening and progress monitoring.

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