Curriculum Based Measurement Warehouse: Reading, Math, and Other Academic Assessments

Curriculum-Based Measurement: Sample Measures and Norms

CBM Type

Online CBM Application

CBM Directions & Norms

CBM: Letter Name Fluency & Letter Sound Fluency
 Letter Name Fluency Generator  LNF/LSF: Directions & Norms

CBM: Oral Reading Fluency

Reading Passage Generator

Oral Reading Fluency: Directions & Norms

CBM: Maze Passages (Comprehension)

Maze Passage Generator

Maze: Directions & Norms

CBM: Early Math Fluency
Early Math Fluency Generator Early Math Fluency: Directions & Norms

CBM: Math Computation

Math Worksheet Generator

Math Computation: Directions & Norms

CBM: Written Expression

Writing Probe Generator

Writing: Directions & Norms

 

 

This page is your 'one-stop' destination for free Curriculum-Based Measurement resources on the Internet. Browse the page to find CBM materials to conduct school-wide screenings and monitor student progress. Or review one of the featured manuals to learn how to use CBMs in schools and to interpret the results to make good RTI decisions.

Early Reading Measures
Reading Fluency & Comprehension Measures
Early Mathematics Measures
Math Computation & Math Concepts and Applications Measures
Written Expression Measures
Graphing Options
CBM Norms
CBM Manuals
CBM Forms
CBM Pay Sites


Early Reading Measures

Access measures to track foundation reading skills

 

Letter Name and Dolch Word List Probes: Schools can create their own customized CBM materials in these early reading skill areas:


DIBELS Early Reading Probes: The DIBELS [Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills] website has materials for administering and scoring a range of early reading skills. DIBELS also includes performance benchmarks. Materials are free but users do have to register with the site to obtain them. DIBELS early reading measures include:

  • Initial Sound Fluency
  • Phoneme Segmentation
  • Letter Naming Fluency
  • Nonsense Word Fluency

EasyCBM Early Reading Probes: The easycbm.com website has several types of early reading probes. Teachers can access materials for free but must register with the site to do so. Available measures include:

  • Phoneme Segmentation
  • Letter Naming Fluency
  • Letter Sound Fluency
  • Word Identification Fluency

 


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Reading Fluency & Comprehension Measures

Assess reading fluency and comprehension

 

Custom ORF and Maze Passage Probes: Schools can create their own customized CBM materials for reading fluency &comprehension:

  • Oral Reading Fuency Probes: Oral Reading Fluency probes assess students' proficiency in reading connected text. Users can type or paste text into the Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Probe Generator to create materials in pdf format to monitor student accuracy and fluency as they read aloud.
  • Maze Passage Fluency  Probes: Maze (multiple-choice Cloze) passages are used to track student growth in basic reading comprehension. The Maze Passage Generator allows the user to type or paste in text and then quickly create a Maze passage in pdf format.

DIBELS Reading Fluency Materials: The DIBELS website has leveled passages to assess Oral Reading Fluency. Materials are free but users do have to register with the site to obtain them.

 


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Early Mathematics Measures

Access measures to track foundation math skills

 

NumberFly Early Math Probes.  Schools can use the NumberFly application to generate Early Math Fluency assessments to track 'number sense'  in young children (grades K & 1). The application has three customizable forms to create Early Math Fluency probes.

  • Quantity Discrimination
  • Missing Number
  • Number Identification

Early Numeracy Measures: Drs. Erica Lembke of the University of Missouri and Anne Foegen of Iowa State University have developed updated versions of Early Numeracy Measures. You can obtain their most recent Early Numeracy Measures screening materials, technical reports, and a user agreement (all for free) online at the Research Institute on Progress Monitoring.

 


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Math Computation & Math Concepts and Applications Measures

Find assessments to track proficiency in computation skills and higher-level math skills

 

Custom Math Computation Worksheets: Use the Math Worksheet Generator application to create custom CBM math computation worksheets in:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Mixed Computation Skills

SuperKids Advanced Computation Worksheets: The SuperKids.com website has an application that can generate more advanced math computation worksheets, including:


Math Concepts & Applications Probes: The EasyCBM website has a series of math probes that are based on Math Focal Points from the National Council ofTeachers of Mathematics.  Teachers can access materials for free but must register with the site to do so.


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Written Expression Measures

Create probes to track student development of writing skills

 

Writing Probe Generator: Use the Writing Probe Generator from Intervention Central to create custom CBM writing probes in pdf format. The application allows the user to enter their own story starter or select a story starter from the site.


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Graphing Options

Use these resources to create visual displays of CBM data

 

Paper Graphing Forms: Educators can download a series of per-formatted paper CBM graph forms from Intervention Central:


On-Line Graphing: Use ChartDog, an online CBM application from www.interventioncentral.org that allows you to generate progress-monitoring time-series graphs.


Excel Graphs: Download several Excel spreadsheets from Dr. Jim McDougal that have been pre-formatted to allow you to enter data and to create time-series graphs for CBM measures.

 


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CBM Norms

Norms can provide schools with criteria for judging student success on CBM tasks

 

Oral Reading Fluency: 90 Years of Measurement. These Oral Reading Fluency (ORF)research norms from Hasbrouck & Tindal (2005) may be helpful for schools, as they can be used to set performance benchmarks for students. And click here to view a summary of these ORF norms from UCONN in an easily accessible one-page format.


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CBM Manuals

These guides provide guidelines for administering, scoring, and interpreting CBM measures

 

CBM Modules from the National Center on RTI and Center on Student Progress Monitoring: A collection of manuals and presentation materials for using CBM can be found on the websites of the National Center on RTI and the National Center on Student Progress-Monitoring . The manuals include the following titles:


CBM Manuals from AIMSweb. The commercial AIMSweb CBM site has a series of very thorough and well-formatted CBM manuals on a full range of measures. For each link below, click on the 'Scoring Guide' tag to access the free manuals:

 

 


Curriculum-Based Measurement: A Manual for Teachers This manual from Intervention Central provides an introduction to CBM and its use in schools.


CBM & English Language Learners: This document provides a brief introduction to CBMs and their use with English Language Learners. Also included are directions in Spanish for Letter Reading Fluency, Math Computation, Passage Reading, and Written Expression. The guide was written by Dr. Seth Aldrich, a bilingual school psychologist and RTI trainer.


Short Sets of CBM Directions: Intervention Central presents these streamlined sets of directions for CBM:


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CBM Forms

These forms can help schools to organize CBM data

 

CBM Data Collection Forms: These forms from Intervention Central can help schools to collect and organized CBM data.


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CBM Pay Sites

These websites have CBM materials available for purchase

 

 

  • AIMSweb This pay site (http://www.aimsweb.com) includes CBM assessments in reading, math, spelling, and writing. The early reading measures assess phonemic awareness and alphabetic. The site also has measures in oral reading fluency and Maze passages. In math, the AIMSweb site offers early math fluency, math computation, and concepts and applications probes. In addition, the site contains writing and spelling assessments. AIMSweb also provides options to schools to order printed sets of assessment materials, computer and software tools for efficient data capture, and web-based management of CBM data.
  • EasyCBM The EasyCBM site (www.easycbm.com) contains an array of reading and math CBM assessments and is free to individual teachers. Schools and districts can purchase services from the site, with the cost calculated yearly based on student enrollment. The reading section of the site contains assessment distributed across the appropriate grade levels for Phoneme Segmenting, Letter Names, Letter Sounds, Word Reading Fluency, Passage Reading Fluency, Multiple Choice Reading Comprehension. The site also has math assessments for grades K-8 based on the Focal Point Standards in Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. These assessments are described on by the developers as testing ‘conceptual understanding’ rather than basic computational fluency. Teachers can enter and store student assessment data on the site, generate progress monitoring charts, and aggregate the results of numbers of students to create charts depicting group or class performance.
  • EdCheckup This site (http://www.edcheckup.com) provides commercial measures of reading, writing, and math, as well as student data management options. To track literacy skills, EdCheckup has two beginning reading assessment: letter sounds and isolated words. The site also measures more advanced reading skills through oral reading fluency and Maze passage probes. There are four options offered in writing assessment: sentence copying, sentence dictation, paragraph dictation, and written expression. Math probes assess computation, using a ‘cloze math’ format. EdCheckup also offers schools and districts the option of entering their student CBM data online and generating screening and progress-monitoring reports and graphs.
  • STEEP The STEEP (System to Enhance Educational Performance-- http://www.isteep.com) website offers commercial CBM products. Its products include both reading and math CBM measures. The site has CBM early literacy, oral reading fluency and Maze passages that span grades 1-12. In math, STEEP includes early math skills, math computation assessments, measures based on the Focal Point Standards in Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Concepts and Applications measures for secondary grades. Schools and districts can purchases assessments separately or can pay a fee based on student enrollment for more comprehensive services, including web-based data management.

 


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