earlyReading English - Nonsense Words (NW)
The earlyReading English - Nonsense Words subtest assesses a student’s ability to read phonetically regular "words" (e.g., "vit"). It is called Nonsense Words because the "words" are not real but can all be decoded using English phonics rules. Unlike the earlyReading English - Decodable Words subtest, it controls for words that students might already know and be able to read without decoding. earlyReading English - Nonsense Words is part of the Composite for the winter and spring of kindergarten and the fall, winter, and spring of grade 1. It can also be used for progress monitoring. The earlyReading English - Nonsense Words subtest is also available in Braille.
Before administering the earlyReading English - Nonsense Words subtest be sure to download the student forms from the Training & Resources tab on the FastBridge website.
Select the Downloads tile under the Training & Resources tab.
Then, select Download resources under earlyReading.
Finally, click on the PDF icon under the NW column, in the Administrator row.
The student form looks like this:
To administer this assessment for the purpose of universal screening:
- Log in to the FastBridge system as a teacher.
- Go to the Screening tab.
- Select the earlyReading assessment.
- Select the NW column from the earlyReading English Screening page.
To administer this assessment for purposes of Progress Monitoring:
- Log into the FastBridge system as a teacher or a specialist.
- Go to the Progress Monitoring tab.
- Use the filters to find the correct group of students.
- Select Start for the desired student and choose a Form.
Here is what the teacher sees when administering the earlyReading English - Nonsense Words subtest:
For more information about the earlyReading English - Nonsense Words subtest complete the online earlyReading English course found in the Training & Resources section of the FastBridge system.
Then, select Nonsense Words on the vertical menu.