With the start of a new year, I am always thinking of ways to collect better data...whether it be baseline, progress monitoring, or assessing new students. I love the idea of using my iPad to do assessments, so when Smarty Ears shared their latest, Basic Concepts Skills Screener, I was excited to take a look! They gave me a free copy of this app to review for you guys, as well as a copy to giveaway! All opinions in this review are mine and no other compensation was provided.
The Basic Concepts Skills Screener (BCSS) is a designed to assess a student's comprehension of basic concepts and provide information to drive intervention targets. It includes words related to spatial, quantitative, comparative, and temporal concepts.
Overall, I am loving this! I think this will be a good way to establish a baseline and monitor progress for students who are working on concept goals. The app is super easy to use, I like the straightforwardness of it. No fluff, it gets right to the point.
I do wish there was an expressive component and the age of mastery for the concepts isn't completely clear. I would like to see a list of the concepts by age of mastery.
You can find this app in the iTunes Store for $14.99 (at the time of this posting).
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