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Teaching Tips: Curriculum Based Measurement Assessments

These sites focus on providing information and resources about Curriculum Based Measurement Assessments. Includes downloadable presentations, research articles, instructional tools, and assessment materials. There are links to eThemes Resources on Writing Assessment Tools and Online Assessments.


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This 3-page PDF delineates the difference between curriculum-based assessments (CBSs), curriculum-based measurements (CBMs), and common assessments.
This 108-page PDF is a comprehensive manual for teachers on using curriculum-based measurement.
This 92-page PDF includes directions and materials for using curriculum based assessment; including: an overview, references, standard directions for conducting CBA in Spanish, guidelines for conducting, scoring and interpreting CBA, information recording materials, case studies, and reading and math materials.
This online article explores curriculum-based evaluations; including: introduction, definition, identifying components/features, implications for access to the general curriculum, evidence of effectiveness, and links to learn more.
Learn about how Curriculum Based Measurement Assessments can be used to monitor student progress.
This site has research articles, downloadable presentations, and information about student progress monitoring and Curriculum-Based Measurement.
This site has benchmark assessment materials regarding measuring student progress in the area of early literacy by grade level. Usage guidelines and video clips are included.
This site has a literature review of curriculum-based measurement (CBM), measurement tools, and materials. Includes an interview clip on the history of CBM.
These sites include rubrics, scoring guides, and checklists for assessing student writing. Ideas for peer editing and student self-evaluation are included. Several of these assessment tools can be used as they are while others can be constructed online.
Teachers can explore these sites for online assessment tools. Some sites are free and some require a payment after a 30 day trial period. Many sites have pre-written assessments that students can take and then data is provided back to the teacher. On other sites teachers can input their own questions and answers, and assessments will be scored and data provided to the teacher. Included is a link to an eThemes resource on writing assessment tools.

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