USD 230 began using FastBridge and the SAEBRS tool during the 2021-2022 school year. However, this will be the first time that the mySAEBRS tool will be available to USD 230 students. In the future each school will offer the screener in the fall, winter, and spring. Parental consent will be requested each time. mySAEBRS provides valuable information that will help support the district’s school improvement plans and goals.
The mySAEBRS tool, produced by FastBridge Illuminate for grades 2 through 12, is a quick, five-minute social, academic, and emotional behavior risk screener. It is a brief, norm-referenced tool for screening students to identify those who are at risk for social-emotional behavior concerns. This is the same company that is used for the district’s math and reading assessments. Having all three assessments on the same platform allows educators to have easy access to the results while meeting state requirements for assessment and screening. All data is securely gathered and specific to each student, with results containing a scaled score. Student-specific results are available to parents.
Information gained from all FastBridge assessments directly informs the district’s Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) for reading, math, and social-emotional learning, allowing educators to proactively meet the needs of students.