The earlyReading English - Word Blending subtest assesses a student’s ability to form a word from individually-spoken sounds called phonemes. Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in spoken language. During the earlyReading English - Word Blending subtest, examiners say each phoneme in a word and the student is expected to say the complete word. earlyReading English - Word Blending is an optional screening and progress monitoring assessment.
Before administering the earlyReading English - Word Blending subtest be sure to download the student forms from the Training & Resources tab in the FastBridge system.
Select the Downloads tile under the Training & Resources tab.
Then, select Download resources under earlyReading.
Finally, click on the PDF icon under the WB column, in the Administrator row.
There are not any student forms for this subtest.
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 WB 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 - Word Blending subtest.
For more information about the earlyReading English - Word Blending subtest complete the online earlyReading English course found in the Training & Resources section of the FastBridge system.
To do so, navigate to the Training & Resources tab, and click on the earlyReading English course tile.
Then, select Word Blending on the vertical menu.