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CBM & CAT in One

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Get the Most Accurate Data to Drive Decision-Making

Universal screening and progress monitoring are two critical elements of formative assessment that require very different measures. FAST™ is the only solution to combine Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) for universal screening with Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) for progress monitoring. Our combined approach improves the reliability and validity of decisions by giving teachers more accurate data around student learning faster than any other system. With FAST, you always have the right tool for the task at hand.

Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT)

Ideal for Universal Screening

  • Adaptive reading and math assessments
  • Computer-administered (typically 15-30 mins./group)
  • Individualized per student and self-leveling
  • Aligned to Common Core ELA and math standards
  • Reliable and valid measures of broad reading and math skills
  • A strong predictor of performance on high-stakes assessments
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Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM)

Ideal for RTI Screening and Progress Monitoring

  • Available for early reading, early math, reading and math
  • Brief and efficient
  • Highly sensitive to change and growth
  • Reliable and valid
  • Available online or as a paper-and-pencil option
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A Holistic Student View

FAST combines CBM and CAT student data across reports, making it easy for educators to get a holistic picture of student performance. The Student-at-a-Glance report includes a summary of all FAST data available for an individual student across multiple school years.

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