As schools begin planning for the upcoming year, we want to share some exciting updates to the EarlyBird platform that will be available for the 2024-25 school year. 

EarlyBird is now available for 2nd Grade students


The EarlyBird platform now includes comprehensive early literacy assessment and dyslexia screening for all students PreK-2nd grade. We’ve brought in new subtests, educator resources, and—of course—animal friends to ensure educators have a full view of a child’s reading progress.


Subtests that reflect the Science of Reading

We’ve added brand new developmentally appropriate subtests, including Non-Word Spelling and Expressive Vocabulary, which will be available for early users as soon as March 27, 2024.

Supplemental printable materials for assessing Oral Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, and progress monitoring will be available within the Next Steps resource platform for use during the upcoming school year.


*Note: EarlyBird partners currently using the 2nd Grade assessment for the 2023-24 school year will have access to the full set of subtests within their 2nd Grade EOY game boards beginning March 27, 2024.

Assessing during the ideal window for intervention

The science is clear: early intervention matters. EarlyBird’s expansion to 2nd grade (and planned addition of 3rd grade for the 2025-26 school year) ensures we’re assessing our pre- and early readers in time to prevent future reading struggles like dyslexia.

👉 EarlyBird Partners: Try out the 2nd Grade EOY game board

Beginning March 27th, current EarlyBird partners will have complimentary access to an EOY game board. You will be able to use the game board with students or create a test student account to try the new second grade subtests yourself. Reach out to with any questions!

COMING SOONAvailable for the 2024-25 school year

Supplemental printable assessments

In addition to the new subtests available within the standard second grade game board, partners will find valuable supplemental tools in the Next Steps resources portal, including printable subtests for Oral Language Fluency and Reading Comprehension. Progress monitoring materials are also available for educators—aligned to EarlyBird and ready for print.

COMING SOONAvailable for the 2024-25 school year

Rostering & SSO tools

We know ease of access is critical for schools. Beginning in 2024-25, EarlyBird will support direct rostering with PowerSchool, Clever, and ClassLink. Additionally—to simplify the login process, the platform will offer SSO with Clever, ClassLink, Microsoft, and Google.

Ready to use EarlyBird for the 2024-25 school year?

EarlyBird is the most science-based early literacy assessment on the market—built to help school districts prevent dyslexia through gameplay.

  • If you’re interested in bringing EarlyBird to your school, check out our 10-minute walkthrough here and get in touch!
  • If you are a current partner, contact your Customer Success Manager or email to manage your renewal or get a quote for additional grades.