STEP™ Assessment Kit

The STEP™ Assessment Kit is a toolkit developed by Tony Bryk and David Kerbow along with other researchers and educators at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute.

Each STEP™ Assessment Kit is designed to work with the online STEP Data Management System (should include a link to the DMS page) and includes:

  • STEP assessment manual that outlines the developmental components assessed in STEP and provides clarification on administration and scoring procedures.
  • Two equivalent series of leveled student books (30 original books that correspond to the STEP leveling system) and assessment forms matched to the books.
    • Having two series allow for clean reads when students are assessed at the same STEP level more than once.

**Kits are available in English and Spanish**

Please note: If you do not yet have a signed agreement with the STEP team for STEP kits, access to the Data Management System and/or training, your order will NOT be processed at this time. To request additional information or if you have any questions, please contact us at STEP@uchicago.edu. If you are having trouble seeing or using the order form, you may contact STEP directly to place an order by email

STEP Assessment Kit for Literacy Development