Student Interim and Benchmark Assessments

Subscribers to this service can purchase user licenses for supported Local Student Assessment systems. NERIC staff provides local software support and training for teachers and administrators utilizing the assessment software systems. Where appropriate, professional development may be presented in collaboration with Capital Region BOCES’ Educational Support Services staff.

The software packages currently supported are:

  • FastBridge is a set of assessments that includes reading, math and behavioral components. Districts can build strong Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) that ensure teachers can provide timely, targeted supports with the Formative Assessment Systems for Teachers (FAST). FAST combines Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT) and Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) for universal screening and progressing monitoring.
  • i-Ready delivers an online product that combines student growth measures with individualized instruction. It is a K-12 adaptive diagnostic assessment for reading and math that measures academic gaps, as well as achievement, providing the tools that allow educators to adjust and individualize instruction. Additionally, i-Ready equips teachers with an action plan for delivering that instruction to small groups, individually, online or through live lessons targeting the specific skills identified as in need of improvement or enrichment.
  • Renaissance Learning is a cloud-based assessment and teaching tool that provides valid, up-to-date actionable data allowing educators to individualize instruction that engages students through personalized practice. The suite of products available are STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reading, STAR Math, STAR Custom and STAR Spanish that can be purchased individually or bundled together as STAR 360. Other components include STAR CBM’s (Computer-Based Measures), Accelerated Reader 360, Accelerated Math, Math and English in a Flash.