Capti Assess Testimonials of Educators who use ETS ReadBasix

Hear what educators have to say about Capti Assess with ETS ReadBasix.
Note that ReadBasix has been also known as RISE, SARA, or ReadReady.

  • Sean Morrisey

    Teacher, ELA Standards Leader, Frontier Central SD, NY

    “As a teacher, what I am looking for in a diagnostic assessment is… to look at all of those different foundational skills to determine if there are weaknesses... This is why when I found ReadBasix, I was super excited. I’ve had many opportunities with almost any assessment out there. And I am really-really happy with ReadBasix.”

    “In my district we are using other assessments that are mandated. ReadBasix is the only assessment that picked up weaknesses in reading. With the 6 subtests, you can really figure out where the students’ weaknesses are, and then, if you do have to intervene, it’s going to be different for some students.”

    “What’s nice with this assessment is that... I could break it up. So I could do word decoding, vocabulary, and morphology…those three subtests may take between 15 and 20 minutes... Once students are done with those three, we could just move on with, maybe, a shortened lesson for the day, but we didn’t lose a whole day of a lesson.”

  • Sonja Brookins-Santelises

    Chief Academic Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools, MD

    "Teachers said initially: 'Wow, I haven’t got information like this!' Something interesting is the number of teachers who said, 'Wow, I didn’t realize I could get information on all these different aspects of how kids read!'...”

    “In a lot of ways [Capti Assess] helped to not only provide teachers with information but to instruct teachers and build their knowledge of how young people become proficient readers, even at a more advanced level...”

    “Far more refined than our current state test, and a data point they will have much earlier because of the flexibility and testing window, they’ll actually have the summer with 8th grade reading data that [Capti Assess] provides to do planning and scheduling. We use this data for placement, etc...”

  • Kelley Curley

    Literacy Coach, Boston Public Schools, MA

    “[Capti Assess] gives us those 6 subsets or cores of understanding that a good reader needs...”

    “Best part of [Capti Assess] test is the comprehensive data it provides in such a short amount of time, we were able to identify which students were struggling and in which specific areas...”

    “Teachers like [Capti Assess] because start to finish teachers only lost 55-75 minutes of lesson time for wonderful and useful data...”

  • Sara Henschell

    Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools, MD

    “State/City data didn’t provide any detailed information as to why our students were struggling to read...”

    “[Capti Assess] allowed us to find where students were struggling, group them, and provide targeted instruction...”

  • Catherine Pacilio

    Study skills teacher, Seattle Academy, WA

    “I love how the skills were broken down...”

    “Process overall was easy, students could sign in with gmail accounts...”

    “Students could stop and start assessments at any time. This helped with some students who don’t have the stamina for the whole test...”

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