Literably, A New Formative Assessment Tool for Literacy

  • Radnor Township School District will use the online reading assessment Literably to assess the reading levels of K-5 students during the 2020-21 school year. It replaces the Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) Benchmark assessment administered in past years, which would not allow the district to test students remotely. After reviewing options with the Elementary Literacy Team, the district decided to try Literably and evaluate how well it helps us meet our students’ needs.  

    Literably helps teachers track each student's progress in reading and identifies areas to focus their instruction. Literably will be administered three times over the course of the year and the first assessment will take place October 14-28. Students will take the assessment on a Chromebook or iPad.

    Teachers are planning to administer the Literably assessment to elementary students in the fall, winter, and spring of the 2020-21 school year year. The testing window for teachers to complete the first Literably assessment  is October 14-28. In general, the Literably representative estimates it takes students about 8-15 minutes to complete an assessment.

    We value your partnership in helping educate your child. Here are a few recommendations for how parents can support their child’s development as a reader: 

    1. Model reading in your home.
    2. 2. Read to your child.
    3. 3. Let your child choose what to read.
    4. 4. Encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes each day.
    5. 5. Listen to your child read.
    6. 6. Ask your child questions about what they are reading.

    More information about Literably is available at