Free Reading Assessments

To get started take a FREE reading assessment.

Like our reading program, LearnUp reading assessments are fast—just 20 minutes. And they’re FREE. Our proprietary assessment process quickly puts the student at the correct entry point and on the path to success.

Schedule a reading assessment. 


Who should come in for a reading assessment? 

Anyone of any age, with or without a diagnosis of dyslexia. But particularly if your child:

  • is very bright, but is struggling with school work
  • hates to read
  • is clearly reading below grade level
  • has been diagnosed with dyslexia or other reading challenges
  • has been recommended by school staff “to get some support and help”
  • gets distracted or is ‘acting out’ when asked to read

Schedule a reading assessment for your child. 

Reading assessments overview

Many of our students come to LearnUp after undergoing a lot of tests and assessments. The last thing your child wants to do is sit for another long test. And she shouldn’t have to. Our assessment is very kid friendly and short. Steve Tattum, reading expert and founder of LearnUp’s reading program, personally conducts the reading assessments. Steve has created a simple, child-friendly reading assessment tool.

During the assessment, your child will read a progression of words and paragraphs that go from simple to complex. The words and passages reveal a reader’s strengths and challenges. The assessment gives us a baseline understanding of where your child is on the reading spectrum and what reading, comprehension, and fluency skills she needs to learn in order to become a grade-level reader. The assessment cannot diagnose for dyslexia, but will often reveal underlying reading issues associated with dyslexia.

The assessment also shows us what entry point (LearnUp has five entry points or ‘Starts’ as we call them) your child would be placed in if she were to enroll in our programs. In addition, the assessment will give us a good idea of how many tutoring sessions your child will need in order to achieve her reading goals.

After the assessment, Steve will go over his findings and outline what your child needs to learn how to read. Steve will also map out what LearnUp would do if your child were to enroll in our programs.

LearnUp reading assessments are a FREE public service. Our goal is to help parents get clarity about their options so they can make the best decision possible for their child. It has been our experience that after the assessment, some children will decide to enroll in LearnUp, some have not needed reading intervention and others have chosen to follow a different pathway.


Assessment details and logistics

  • Appointments are available most afternoons (and as otherwise scheduled).
  • Assessments are held at our Pine St. location in San Francisco (Marin as scheduled).
  • Parents typically stay in the room during the assessment.
  • They are short. Typically 20 minutes.

Call (415) 944-7323 to schedule an appointment or to learn more. Or send us an email: Schedule a reading assessment.  Please include your phone number so that we can contact you to arrange a time.

 “This technique WORKS!!! We highly recommend it for anyone who has a child that is a struggling reader!” —  LearnUp Parent