Accelerate Learning This Fall with the Texas FastBridge Early Literacy Pilot
Jump-starting learning this fall will be critical, and FastBridge, an Illuminate Education assessment solution, can serve as an essential tool to accelerate learning. Two FastBridge assessments, earlyReading and CBMreading, ensure Texas educators have the most efficient and effective tools to screen and monitor students for early literacy. Assessments are available in both online and printable formats to support in person, blended, and distance learning environments.
By using Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) for screening and progress monitoring, teachers receive precise data to evaluate where students are relevant to grade-level expectations in order to get them back on track.
earlyReading is an assessment suite of twelve subtests that screen students’ foundational skills in the core areas of phonemic awareness, phonics and fluency. The subtests typically administered in grades PreK-1 are in English and Spanish and may be used for screening and frequent progress monitoring at any grade. Each assessment is designed to be highly efficient and inform instruction.
CBMreading is a one-minute assessment of oral reading fluency that can be used for universal screening in English or Spanish, and for frequent progress monitoring for grades 1-8. Substantial research demonstrates that CBMreading is a robust indicator of reading development and a useful predictor of student performance on state tests.
An Alternative to the Texas Middle School Diagnostic Reading Assessment
FastBridge meets all the requirements as an alternate diagnostic reading instrument for students in Grade 7 who did not meet the passing standard on the Grade 6 state reading assessment.
Full Solution Provides Efficient and Reliable Dyslexia Screening
earlyReading and CBMreading meet TEA requirements when used in combination with the entire FastBridge comprehensive reading solution.
With the unplanned school closures that occurred this spring, time is more valuable than ever. The FAST Projection™ line gives a prediction of future student performance in just six data points compared with the twelve data points most solutions require. This ensures weeks or months aren’t wasted on interventions that aren’t working and allows for the necessary changes and adjustments needed while tracking student growth.
Download our whitepaper to learn about the five core features to look for in progress monitoring measures and compare the two most common types: CBM and CAT. Only CBM has all of the elements of effective progress monitoring and is backed by strong efficacy research.
Upgrade to the Full FastBridge Suite to Drive District- and School-Level Success
FastBridge’s evidence-based screening and progress monitoring tools can help drive transformative results in half the time. For one low cost, you can get access to a full suite of reading, math, and social-emotional behavior assessments.
Discover the Illuminate Solution
Contact your sales representative to learn about additional products in the Illuminate Solution that can help you to efficiently and effectively accelerate growth for each and every Texas student.