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.

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.

After Screening

The screener provides a first look at areas in which students may need extra support. Teachers may collect more information using in-person assessments, such as the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2). When used with the Universal Screener, these results help teachers plan targeted instruction or intervention in areas of need.

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