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 more than 15 years, Marburn has offered Free Early Reading Screenings (FERS) to the central Ohio 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. While the screening is not a diagnostic tool, it does identify if a child is likely to encounter difficulty learning to read.

The FERS program allows experts from Marburn Academy to provide information on a child’s mastery of critical early literacy skills, such as phonological awareness, letter recognition, and letter sounds. After the screening is complete, Marburn will discuss results, share personalized feedback, and suggest next steps with the caregiver.

2021-2022 Free Early Reading Screening schedule

Friday, September 10, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
Friday, January 21, 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
Friday, May 13, 2022

Registration is required and can be accessed on the calendar below. You will receive prompts for scheduling within the available times. Please email outreach@marburnacademy.org for questions.


Parent testimonials: 

“I am so thankful I was able to get my 2nd grader into this reading screening. We got a lot of very valuable information and clear next steps. I feel relieved talking through my child’s reading challenges with experts and feel much more confident about how to support him moving forward.”

“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.”