• FastBridge is the ASD benchmark assessment and screening tool for students in grades K-3 in reading and grades K-2 in mathematics. Educators in grades 4-8 may also use FastBridge with students as a screening and progress monitoring tool. FastBridge utilizes curriculum-based measures and is used by schools as part of the ASD Comprehensive Assessment System to support informed instructional decisions.  


     FastBridge will only be administered in-person during the benchmark windows listed below: 

    • Fall 2022: August 31 - September 14

    • Winter 2022: November 30 - December 14

    • Spring 2023: April 17 - April 28  


    Results for K-3 students that were assessed during a benchmark window, will be available in Parent Connect the week after each benchmark window closes ParentConnection Login Information:


ASD FastBridge Results Parent Connect Guide

  • Where do I access my child’s FastBridge results in Parent Connect?

    where to access FastBridge

    FastBridge assessment results are located in the Assessment Results section of Parent Connect. Select the “+“ sign to expand the section.


    What do my child’s FastBridge results mean?


    FastBridge is one of the Anchorage School District’s benchmark assessments and is administered each fall, winter, and spring to students as follows:

    • Kindergarten – earlyReading Composite Score, Number Identification

    • 1st Grade – earlyReading Composite Score

    • 2nd Grade – CBMreading

    • 3rd Grade – CBMreading 


    Screening scores provide a data snapshot that is used to support identification of students who are at-risk and in need of interventions and/or enrichment or acceleration. The assessments measure early literacy, early numeracy, and fluency & accuracy in reading. The results are used to measure learning status and growth within the school year.


    The following sample report shows what FastBridge results look like in Parent Connect. The example is labeled with the letters A through J. The letters correspond to specific information about FastBridge results, which is provided on the following page. Please contact your child’s principal, teacher, or counselor for more support with FastBridge results.


     FastBridge Legend




    1. Test

      This is the assessment name, FastBridge.


    2. Season

      The Season is the time of year or the window when the assessment was taken. FastBridge Seasons (Windows) are Fall, Winter, and Spring.


    3. Date Taken

      This is the date a student takes the assessment during the fall, winter, or spring season or window.


    4. Grade

      This is the student’s grade level on test day.


    5. Sub Test

      This is the name of the measure. Measures are listed on page one by season and grade level.


    6. Score

      The score may be displayed in differently depending on the measure.

      1. Number Correct – includes errors (Kindergarten earlyMath)

      2. Composite Score (K-1 earlyReading)

      3. Words Read Correctly - includes accuracy and errors (2nd Grade CBMreading)

    7. Percentile

      The student's percentile rank is the percentage of students who had a score less than or equal to this score as observed in the FastBridge norms study. This allows the student to be compared to similar students across the nation who took FastBridge during the same season or window.


    8. Risk

      FastBridge reports include indicators of student risk for not reaching learning goals. These are known as benchmarks and include indicators for the following levels:

      1. Low Risk: likely to meet grade-level goals

      2. Some Risk: unlikely to meet grade-level goals without supplemental instructional support

      3. High Risk: very unlikely to meet grade-level goals without intensive instructional support These risk indicators can be used to identify supports for individual students.


    9. Link to all ASD Parent Guides for state and district assessments

      This is a link to the Assessment support page where parent guides for interpreting scores can be found.


    10. Print Document

      This allows scores to be printed

Launching the Dashboard

FastBridge Overview


    This short video from May 2019 explains the process of selecting a new assessment system, and how it will benefit our teachers and students.