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Science of Reading Resources

Explore resources to better understand the science of reading: what it is and why it matters. Gain knowledge from seeing reading assessments in action to strategies on identifying and addressing dyslexia.

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The Principles of Effective Reading Instruction

Do you know what it takes for all students to become strong readers? Learn the essentials of effective, science-based reading instruction and structured literacy instruction.

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Putting the Science of Reading into Practice

Read expert advice on why assessments that identify the five critical components of reading and instruction grounded in the science of reading is crucial to addressing inequities and ensuring all students become strong readers.

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Universal Screening for Reading

Put universal screening into action. Learn how to identify students’ the specific areas of reading students need assistance in mastering and monitor the effectiveness of universal instruction.

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What Does It Mean To Be Dyslexic?

Understand what dyslexia is, how to identify it, and how to best support students with dyslexia.

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Building a Framework for the Early Identification and Intervention of Dyslexia

See how experts include dyslexia screening and intervention in their reading programs.

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Understanding Dyslexia

Get insights on applying the science of reading to assist students with word-reading difficulties like dyslexia.

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Setting Goals That Matter for Students with Dyslexia

Get insights on applying the science of reading to assist students with word-reading difficulties like dyslexia.

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Inform and Support Effective Reading Instruction with FastBridge Assessments

FastBridge reading assessments integrate Computer Adaptive Tests (CAT) and Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) to monitor growth with real-time information. This combination of quick, reliable insights into student literacy will guide goal-oriented instruction and interventions.

aReading

Assesses broad reading ability and predicts overall reading achievement in concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, orthography, and morphology.

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K-12

AUTOreading

Assesses accuracy and automaticity with phonics, spelling, and vocabulary skills.

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Grades
K-12

CBMreading

Assesses oral reading fluency with connected text.

Available in both English and Spanish

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Grades 1-8

CBMcomp

An optional extension of CBMreading that assesses the students' ability to recall and retell information from passages of connected text.

Universal Screening & Progress Monitoring

Grades K-12

COMPefficiency

Assesses the quality and efficiency of a student's reading comprehension.

Universal Screening & Progress Monitoring

Grades 2-8

earlyReading

Assesses early literacy skills through reading assessment subtests that measure accuracy and automaticity.

Available in both English and Spanish

Universal Screening & Progress Monitoring

Grades PreK-1

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Apply the Science of Reading to Foster Successful Readers

Delivering high-quality instruction based on the science of reading is essential for all students to become strong readers. Assessment is a critical component in providing this equitable, evidence-based instruction.

The FastBridge formative assessment solution combines Computer Adaptive Tests (CAT) to screen students, identify skill gaps, and offer proven recommendations for instruction and intervention. FastBridge’s highly sensitive Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) enable educators to monitor the effect of interventions and reading growth over time.

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