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The Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST) is a cloud-based suite of assessment and reporting tools that includes earlyReading Spanish. As of 2013-14, there is a $5 per student per year charge for the system. As a cloud-based assessment suite, there are no hardware costs or fees for additional materials.
Computer and internet access is required for full use.
Testers will require less than 1 hour of training.
Paraprofessionals can administer the test.
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Field tested training manuals are included and should provide all implementation information.
Access to interactive online self-guided teacher training is included at no additional cost. In-person training is available at an additional cost of $300 per hour.
earlyReading is used to monitor student progress in early reading in the early primary grades. Most earlyReading assessments provide information on both the accuracy and rate or efficiency of performance.
The appropriate progress monitoring assessment(s) is/are chosen based on screening performance and are used to diagnose and evaluate skill deficits. Those results help guide instructional and intervention development. It is recommended that Syllable Reading be used for progress monitoring throughout Grade 1 and in mid-to-late Kindergarten depending on specific student needs.
The Syllable Reading measure assesses students’ ability to recognize letter-sound correspondences and blend them fluently. Similar to the Nonsense Words measure in earlyReading English, the Syllable Reading measure helps determine if students can decode strings of letters fluently while controlling for potential familiarity that students may have when decoding these syllables in the context of a word. The resulting scores are the number of syllables read correctly per minute.
This tool provides information on students in Spanish. Evidence was based on a sample of Native English-speakers in a Spanish-language immersion school.
Each earlyReading test takes approximately 1-2 minutes to administer. earlyReading is computer administered and scoring is automated; it does not require any additional time to score.
The Syllable Reading assessment has 20 alternate forms.
Rate is calculated as the number of syllables read correctly per minute. Raw scores of total and correct syllables are also provided. An inventory of known syllables can be generated.