Universal Screener

Universal Screener login for elementary school students and staff

Universal screening gives teachers information about strengths and needs in students’ basic reading and mathematics skills. Gaps in basic skills are the root of many later learning difficulties. Early detection and intervention in these gaps can help students reach their potential.

In FCPS, we use i-Ready as our Universal Screener.

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Basics about the Universal Screener

The universal screener provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics.

The reading assessment evaluates students' skills in five areas:

  • phonological awareness
  • phonics
  • high frequency words
  • vocabulary
  • comprehension

The math assessment evaluates students' skills in four areas:

  • number and operations
  • algebra and algebraic thinking
  • measurement and data
  • geometry

Watch this video to learn why we use the Universal Screener and its positive impact in schools.

Taking the Universal Screener at Home

In fall 2020, students will take the universal screener at home instead of at school.

Watch a video to learn about taking the iReady assessment at home. 

View in English or Spanish.

Watch a video for tips for successful iReady testing at home. 

View in English or Spanish.

Read this checklist to learn how to support children with the iReady assessment at home.

Select a language below to view the checklist. 

Technology Tips for Families

  • The iReady assessment works best in the Chrome internet browser.
  • Some assessment questions have audio support. The sound on your student’s computer should be turned up.
  • If you experience technology trouble, please visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal.

After Testing

The screener provides a first look at areas in which students may need extra support. Teachers may collect more information using diagnostic assessments. When used with the Universal Screener, these results help teachers plan targeted instruction or intervention in areas of need.

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