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Equity in Literacy Assessments for Latinx Bilinguals

Meet Vincent, a character in the BLAST App
Meet Chloe, a character in the BLAST App

This project is funded by:

The BLAST bilingual app addresses the need for equitable assessment and literacy development materials for the growing population of young Latinx bilingual and multilingual learners in U.S. schools.

NewSchool Venture Fund logo
National Science Foundation logo
Download the BLAST App on the App Store
Download the BLAST App on Google Play

What is BLAST?

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Bilingual children take the BLAST app on their own in one sitting
BLAST is a bilingual app that helps educators make more informed placement decisions, monitor progress, and create personalized instruction.

Why Do Schools Need a New Solution?

Vincent is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish
25% of school-age children in the U.S. speak Spanish at home.
View student insights on the app dashboard
Lack of detailed individualized data causes educational inequity for Latinx bilingual and multilingual learners.
Chloe and her teacher talk about her assessment results
Schools lack sufficient bilingual tools: monolingual assessments are used with bilingual children.

How It Works


Teachers access their account and class roster on the BLAST App and WebApp.

Watch Our BLAST Demo

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