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Curriculum-Based Assessments (CBM)

Our Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) are highly sensitive to growth over brief periods. We offer Common Core-aligned CBM measures with online scoring and automated skills analysis. We continually conduct cutting-edge R&D to create valid, reliable tests that provide better data, sensible reports, and actionable results.


earlyReading, available in English and Spanish, is designed to screen and monitor PreK-1 students, yet may be administered to older students as needed. Of twelve sub-tests total, four key sub-tests derived from the latest research are suggested per benchmark period—fall, winter, spring—varying over time. They provide a trusted, insightful composite score indicating students’ readiness or risk. See more>>

CBMreading (Curriculum-Based Measurement for Reading) is a simple, efficient, evidence-based assessment used for universal screening in grades 1 through 8, and progress monitoring for grades 1-12 in English or Spanish. A teacher listens and evaluates a student’s oral reading fluency, including accuracy, error types, and qualitative features, while they read aloud from a grade-level passage for 1 minute. See more>> 

earlyMath is designed to screen and monitor PreK-1 students, yet may be administered to older students as needed. Of eight sub-tests total, select combinations of up to four sub-tests are recommended  per benchmark period—fall, winter, spring—varying over time. They provide a trusted, insightful composite score indicating students’ readiness or risk. See more>> 

CBMmath (Curriculum-Based Measurement for Math) is designed to universally screen students in grades 1-8, or progress monitor students through grade 12. The data indicate students’ readiness or risk across key math skill areas, such as basic facts, multi-step computation and higher-order applied mathematics. See more>> 

CBMcomp (CBM Comprehension) is an optional add on to CBMreading passages for grades 1-8 for screening and progress monitoring. CBMcomp measures a student’s comprehension of the passage that was just read by using story retell and a series of 10 questions about the passage. See more>> 

AUTOreading emerged from many years of research as a fully automated, computer administered measure of decoding, word identification, and comprehension for use to screen and monitor student progress across grade levels K-12. AUTOreading includes eight individual testlets of 30 items, with one to four testlets recommended per grade level, to measure students’ accuracy and automaticity. See more>>

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