Measurement Written Expression probes are brief, timed (4-minute) assessments
that look at a student’s mastery of writing mechanics and conventions. The
student is given a ‘story starter’, a brief introductory story stem that serves
as a stimulus for the student to create his or her own writing sample.
expression probes can be used at any grade level in which students are still
working on such writing skills as punctuation, grammar, spelling, and
capitalization. They can also be administered to individual students or entire
groups. NOTE: You can download instructions for administering and scoring CBM
Written Expression probes by clicking here.
Directions: You can use this application
to generate your own custom CBM Written Expression Story Starter to use
immediately with your student(s). Just follow these steps: