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Early Growth Indicators

The Early Growth Indicators Benchmark Assessment (EGIBA) is a series of brief assessment activities designed to measure a selected set of preschool skills that are critical for later school success. The foundational skills the EGIBA evaluates—phonological awareness, letter knowledge, vocabulary, oral language skills, and number sense—have been shown to be strong predictors of academic success.

The assessment is made up of seven Early Growth Indicators, each of which takes one to two minutes to administer in a one-on-one setting. The EGIBA itself is administered at the beginning, middle, and end of the year.

The EGIBA measures the following indicators:

  • Word Parts
  • Beginning Sounds
  • Letter Recognition
  • Word Knowledge
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Oral Counting
  • Number Identification
Early Growth Indicators