FastBridge registration information for 2021-22

This year Iowa’s AEAs will again be subsidizing the costs for schools to upgrade their DE-provided (K-6 literacy) FAST subscriptions.  FastBridge registration for this expanded assessment suite in math and behavior for K-6 and literacy, math and behavior for grades 7 and 8 is now open.  Registration for these options will be open from April 1 until May 7th, 2021.  Districts and schools wanting to use this expanded suite of assessments during the upcoming year must register before this date as there will be no mid-year registration options.  Participation is available both to schools that purchased the expanded assessment suite in previous years and those that want to use it for the first time in 2021-22.  Please note that registration is year to year.  If you registered for and used the expanded assessment suite last year, you must once again register this year.

*There is an additional option to purchase FAST for grades 9-12. Email if you want to purchase seats for grades 9-12. This cost isn’t subsidized by the AEA system and is a contractual arrangement between the district and FastBridge Learning.

Attached, please find the 2021-22 FastBridge Registration information.  Please read this information document carefully so you are fully aware of the projected costs, billing information and special registration considerations for the various building configurations that might be present in your district.

While the use of these expanded assessments might greatly enhance your system’s data-based decision making, please understand that these expanded assessments are optional and are not mandated by state assessment requirements.  As your district and schools make decisions around their potential use and adoption, you are strongly encouraged to specifically identify how these resulting data will be used as part of your district or school’s comprehensive, balanced and aligned assessment system.  Furthermore, districts and schools are also encouraged to consider the professional learning that will need to occur with staff in regards to the standardized administration and scoring of these assessments as well as the analysis of the resulting data.

If you have any questions regarding the current registration process, these FAST assessments, or are in need of support around its administration and use, you are encouraged to reach out to your AEA regional administrator, school improvement consultant or Joe Kremer, Assessment Coordinator