Teacher Tools Related to Curriculum Based Assessment/Measurement

  • Using Curriculum-Based Measurement
    CBM is a way of measuring student performance using a simple set of procedures for repeated measurement of growth. It provides information on how the student's behavior changes on a task of constant difficulty. A goal is identified and interventions are implemented to improve student performance.
  • Creating Baselines and Aimlines
    A baseline represents a student's performance at the onset of the problem solving process, and an aimline represents the expected rate of academic growth for a student. Determining a baseline and recording an aimline on a graph provide a visual reminder of the expected goal and weekly progress. This also gives the teacher an opportunity to revise the instructional plan at any time.
  • Writing IEP Goals and Objectives
    Measurable IEP goals and objectives can be written that are compatible with the use of CBM by following identified formulas.
  • Using Instructional Planning Forms
    Teachers can use specific instructional planning forms and the CBM data they collect to consider a student's academic progress and how it might be improved with changes in instruction.
  • Using Data
    Data utilization strategies have been developed to help teachers in making instructional changes. They include the goal-based strategy, the intervention orientedstrategy, and the goal/intervention approach.

Developed by: 
David C. Rogers, Ph.D., St. Cloud State University

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