Take the first step in building an effective MTSS program by conducting universal screening with FastBridge’s innovative computer adaptive tests (CATs).
A More Efficient Way to Screen Students’ Reading & Math Abilities
Computer adaptive tests are like experienced content-area teachers—they individualize, or adapt, assessment questions to each students’ skill level to reveal what they know and what they still need to learn. CAT data give an accurate measure of broad achievement and a highly reliable prediction of student performance on high-stakes exams.
As a universal screening tool, CATs can also be used to identify achievement gaps at the individual, class, grade, or district level. This helps educators make confident, data-driven decisions about core instruction and supplemental interventions.
Get the Most Precise Picture of What Students Do & Don’t Know with FastBridge CATs
Our CATs rely on more complete and precise psychometric models than most other adaptive tests. That’s because they were developed by Dr. Theodore J. Christ & Colleagues in consultation with Dr. David J. Weiss, an internationally recognized expert on computer adaptive testing. Their explicit goal was to reduce testing time. As a result, FastBridge’s computer adapative tests take only 15-30 minutes to adminster— that’s half the time as other CATs.
The result is a more nuanced, valid, and efficient measurement of students’ reading and math abilities.
Assesses broad reading ability and predicts overall reading achievement in concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, orthography, and morphology.
A comprehensive math assessment that measures broad math abilities and predicts overall math achievement in counting and cardinality; operations and algebraic thinking; number and operations in Base Ten; number and operations with fractions; measurement and data; and geometry.