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Universal Screening & Progress MonitoringPreK-1
Teacher AdministeredCurriculum-Based MeasureTime Required: 1-2 min

earlyReading is an assessment of essential early reading skills such as concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. It is available in both English and Spanish. Although earlyReading is typically administered in grades PreK-1, it may be used for screening up through grade 3 and for frequent progress monitoring at any grade.

The Subtests

The earlyReading English assessment includes a total of 13 subtests. There are 11 subtests for earlyReading Spanish. However, not all of them are used at the same time. Some of the subtests are used only for screening and others for progress monitoring.

Subtest Skills Measured Available in Spanish?
Concepts of PrintPage orientation, left to right word order, etc.
Onset SoundsPhonemic awareness
Letter NamesAlphabetic principle (Phonics)
Letter SoundsAlphabetic principle (Phonics)
Word RhymingPhonemic awareness
Word BlendingPhonemic awareness
Word SegmentingPhonemic awareness
Sight Word Reading-50Fluency
Sight Word Reading-150Fluency
Decodable WordsAlphabetic principle (Phonics)
Nonsense WordsAlphabetic principle (Phonics)
Sentence ReadingFluency
Oral RepetitionPhonemic awareness
Syllable ReadingAlphabetic Principle (Phonics)

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.

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.


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.

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