Free Early Reading Screenings

Marburn Academy offers free early reading screenings for children in kindergarten, first and second grades whose parents want to know if their child is likely to encounter difficulty in learning to read.

For over 15 years, Marburn has offered Free Early Reading Screenings (FERS) to our greater community.  These screenings offer an accessible resource to caregivers of kindergarten, first, and second graders who have questions or concerns about their child’s reading development.  Even though the screening is not a diagnostic tool, it does identify if a child is likely to encounter difficulty learning to read.

2020-2021 Plan: 
We are committed to the continuation of our Free Early Reading Screenings during the 2020-2021 school year and will be conducting virtual screenings.  These 15-20 minute virtual screenings will be conducted 1:1 by a qualified professional, using the Zoom platform.

Just as with our in-person screenings, the virtual format will allow us to provide information on your child’s mastery of critical early literacy skills, such as phonological awareness, letter recognition, and letter sounds. After the child’s completion of our virtual screener, the results of the screening, personalized feedback, and suggested next steps will be shared and discussed with the caregiver.

2020-2021 Free Early Reading Screening schedule

All dates are currently full. Please email to be added to the wait list.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Friday, January 22, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021

Registration is required and can be accessed on the calendar below. You will receive prompts for scheduling within the available times.

Parent testimonials: 
“I was glad I was able to find out what his areas of strengths and weaknesses are. This allows me to change what he is learning and how to teach it.” 

“I truly appreciate the extra time spent with me to share more resources and provide some options for me to look into for my daughter’s needs.”

For additional information or questions, please contact us at or 614-396-4867.