Louisiana Approves FastBridge for K-12 Social-Emotional, Reading and Math Screening

Illuminate Education’s FastBridge meets requirements for universal screening and progress monitoring

IRVINE, Calif. (July 15, 2020) – To support districts in meeting the requirements of its Strong Start 2020 plan, the Louisiana Department of Education has selected Illuminate Education’s FastBridge solution as an approved Social Academic and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS), and progress monitoring tool for reading and math.

“We’re eager to partner with districts across Louisiana, and ready to support school systems in meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of their students by using FastBridge,” said Dr. Shawn Mahoney, Chief Product Officer and Chief Learning Officer at Illuminate. “As we continue navigating the challenges presented by COVID-19, it’s vital that educators are equipped with resources and guidance to ensure all students have a strong start to the 2020-21 school year.”

FastBridge supports educators in performing universal screening, skills analysis and progress monitoring for reading, math and social-emotional behavior, and is the only behavior assessment that has been reviewed and listed on the American Institutes for Research NCII site.

Identifying students’ Social Emotional Behavior needs is more important than ever. The evidence-based behavior screening tool provided in FastBridge is designed to be highly efficient and allow districts to identify risk and needs for tier 1, system-wide instruction as well as for individual students.

Launched to support students and staff as they enter the 2020-21 school year, Strong Start 2020 requires school systems to provide individualized supports and services to meet the social, emotional and mental health wellbeing of students.

Illuminate Education is offering webinars on how FastBridge and the Illuminate Education comprehensive solution can be used to prevent learning loss and accelerate learning. Educators can send their district name and availability to or click here for more information.

Illuminate Education partners with educators to reach new levels of student performance, empowering teachers with data to serve the whole child. Our solution brings together holistic data and collaborative instructional tools, and puts them in the hands of educators. As a result, they can visualize each student’s progress, determine the right instructional or intervention strategy, and take the best next action. More than 17 million students and 5,200 districts and schools across all 50 states rely on Illuminate every day to move the student performance needle.

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