FAST Assessment System Information for Parents

NCSD #1 uses The FAST assessment system for screening purposes in reading and math for grades K, 1, 2, and 3.  This helps our schools identify students who may need additional help to meet this year’s student learning goals.  To help us know which students might have academic or behavior difficulties, the students complete screening tests provided by FastBridge Learning two times each school year for all students and three times a year for students identified as needing assistance.

The FAST™ assessments are given in the fall and spring to help teachers see which students are on-track to meeting the end-of-year learning goals, and which students need more help.

Our district uses the following FastBridge Learning assessments to screen students:

 

Grades K, 1

Reading: earlyReading, AUTOreading

Math: earlyMath, CBMmath Automaticity

Behavior: SAEBRS/mySAEBRS  (Only in schools that opt to use this screener)

Grades 2, 3

Reading: aReading, AUTOreading

Math: aMath, CBMmath Automaticity

Behavior: SAEBRS/mySAEBRS  (Only in schools that opt to use this screener)

Grades 4, 5, 6 (For students who have already been identified as needing additional help based on previous data points or the Wy-TOPP Interim)

Reading: aReading, AUTOreading

Math: aMath, CBMmath Automaticity

Behavior: SAEBRS/mySAEBRS  (Only in schools that opt to use this screener)

 

Our teachers review the screening scores immediately after the testing and compare their students’ scores with other information about school performance. Those students whose scores are low across different tests are given additional instruction to help them meet learning goals. All of the students who participate in extra instruction also take regular and brief progress monitoring tests to see if their skills are improving. These tests are given weekly to monthly, depending on the student’s learning needs. Both screening and progress monitoring score reports are shared with parents during parent-teacher conferences or at other times during the school year. If you have questions about your child’s school performance, screening scores, or progress monitoring results, please contact your child’s teacher. We look forward to working with your child this school year.

 
 

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