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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>>

COMPefficiency (Comprehension Efficiency) was developed and designed to measure the quality and efficiency of the comprehension processes that occur during reading and the qualities of comprehension product that are left after reading. Presenting both narrative and informational texts, this cutting-edge assessment is computer administered in 7-12 minutes and is available for universal screening and progress monitoring for grades 2-8. See more>>

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