easyCBM: Benchmarking andProgress Monitoring System
Assessments to Facilitate InstructionWhat does it take for a seamless integration of abenchmarking and progress monitoringsystem?Assess the right thingsScale the measures for sensitivity and reliabilityMake it easy for schools to useGet teacher buy inAlign with important criterion measures
Assess the Right Things:Reading MeasuresEarly Literacy• Phonemic Segmentation• LN, LS• WRF, PRF Gr. 2 Gr. 3-8Literal 6 items 7 items• Comprehension Inferential 6 items 7 itemsEvaluative 6 items
Assess the Right Things:Math MeasuresNCTM Focal Point Standards3 Focal Points per grade; each PM measure has16 items aligned to a single Focal Point. EachBenchmark measure has 48 items (16 fromeach Focal Point).
School UseBenchmark data need to guide decision-making.In many districts using an RTI framework, allstudents get Tier 1 and 2; those scoring belowa particular percentile on the benchmarkand/or non-responders get Tier 3 instruction.Instructional Decisions: who, what, when, how,where, how often, with whom?
Teacher Buy-In• Teachers need to input intervention info &modify instruction based on findings.• Selection of appropriate measure for theindividual student– Current skill level– Specific deficits– Sensitivity to growth– Aligned to intervention
Aligned to Other Criterion MeasuresUpcoming studies: criterion-validity studies examiningrelationship between benchmark measures and statetests in reading and math.Free site already open for use: http://easycbm.comDistrict site will be available for use starting inSeptember, 2009.For more information: contact email@example.com