Free Early Reading Screenings

Marburn Education Collaborative 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 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. After the screening is complete, Marburn will discuss results, share personalized feedback, and suggest next steps with the caregiver.

Columbus Location – 1650 Watermark Dr. Ste. 120, Columbus:

Screenings are offered by appointment at the Columbus location.*

* Priority registration available for families residing within 15 minutes of the Columbus location.

Click the link below to schedule a reading screening at our Columbus West location.

Schedule a Screening at Columbus West


New Albany Location – 9555 Johnstown Rd., New Albany:

Free Early Reading Screenings are offered monthly at the New Albany location. For the 2022 – 2023 school year, reading screenings will be available at this location on the following dates:

  • September 16, 2022

  • November 18, 2022

  • December 9, 2022

  • January 20, 2023

  • February 17, 2023

  • March 17, 2023

  • April 14, 2023

  • May 12, 2023

Click the link below to schedule a reading screening at our New Albany location.

Schedule a Screening at New Albany

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.”