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Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT)


Know Where Students Are and Get Them Where They Need to Be

Universal screening with Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT) is the first step in building an effective MTSS program. Using Item Response Theory, FastBridge CAT probes automatically adjust to students’ skill levels to reveal what they know, what they need to learn, and how to respond to help them meet learning goals.

CAT data comes together to create an accurate measure of broad achievement and a highly reliable prediction of student performance on high-stakes exams. Use it to identify achievement gaps and group students within MTSS as well as make confident, data-driven decisions about core instruction and supplemental interventions.


Adaptive Reading (aReading) is a computer-administered adaptive measure of reading that can be individualized for each student or delivered in a group format in 15 – 30 minutes. Items tap a variety of skills including concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, and vocabulary.


With earlyMath you’ll get a trusted, insightful composite score indicating students’ readiness or risk with this screening and monitoring tool for grades PreK-1. However, this may be used for older students as well. Key subsets are suggested per benchmark period—fall, winter, spring—varying over time.


Adaptive Math (aMath) is an efficient measure of broad math that can be both individualized for each student or delivered in a group format. Items tap a variety of skills including counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations, measurement and data, and geometry.

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