BVSD Universal Screeners for Elementary Math

BVSD Universal Screeners for Elementary Math

The BVSD Universal Screeners for Elementary Mathematics are a set of number sense assessments. The series consists of fall interview assessments for kindergarten through fifth grade, and mid-year and spring assessments for grades k – 4 that combine an interview with paper and pencil tasks.
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These screening measures are being made available for free.

The information that teachers, schools, and districts gathered from these Screeners is intended to provide formative assessment information and:

1.       Alert teachers to students at risk of struggling and who would benefit from additional, diagnostic assessment and intervention.

2.       Help teachers with to form a strategic grouping of struggling students

3.       Inform RtI Tiers 1 and 2.  Are there skills and concepts will need to be retaught to the whole class?  Which prerequisite skills and concepts that will need to be addressed quickly?

4.       Inform district-level professional development and planning.  How do our students perform on these assessments?  Where skills do our students show more success in?  Are there skills and concepts where they seem to struggle?  How do we intervene for students who need additional support?  Etc.

5.      Alert districts regarding concentrations of struggling students.  How can we compensate proactively to respond to those concentrations?

Online data collection tools are available from to support districts, schools, and teachers in the systematic collection of data.   

Touch Math


TouchMath is a multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts appealing and accessible for students who struggle to understand grade-level content.

• Built on the Common Core State Standards
• Blended solution of print and technology
• Complete instructional core programs for pre-k through 2nd grade
• Additional collection of programs for upper grades
• Unique, student-friendly manipulatives to reinforce learning and differentiate instruction


Touch math is a quick and easy way to help your child learn his/her math facts. Counting on fingers may work for a time, but as the numbers get larger counting on fingers becomes cumbersome and less accurate. To be able to do “touch math” successfully your child needs to be able to count to ten forwards and backwards with ease (please practice often). Touch math uses dots in a certain pattern on numbers that we touch with a pencil to help keep track of our counting. At first this process takes time because you are putting the dots on the numbers, but as your child memorizes the patterns on each number the counting becomes more automatic and the need for the dots subsides. When completing a math fact we put dots on both numbers and we count until we run out of dots. For subtraction we place the first number in our head and count backward until we run out of dots.

The Teaching Process

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