What is BLAST?
BLAST is a bilingual app that helps educators make more informed placement and instructional decisions by assessing speaking and literacy skills in English and the home language of emergent bilinguals.
Why Do Schools Need a New Solution?
14 million (23%) of school-age children in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home
Lack of detailed individualized data causes educational inequity for bilingual students.
Schools lack bilingual tools: monolingual assessments are used with bilingual children.
How It Works
Teacher creates an account and adds class roster.