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Universal Screening




Universal screening is the first step in identifying the students who are at risk for learning difficulties. It is the mechanism for targeting students who struggle to learn when provided a scientific, evidence-based general education (Jenkins, Hudson, & Johnson, 2007). Universal screening is typically conducted three times per school year, in the fall, winter, and spring. Universal screening measures consist of brief assessments focused on target skills (e.g., phonological awareness) that are highly predictive of future outcomes (Jenkins, 2003).
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Easy CBM

Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Tool

FAQ about easyCBM1

What sort of technical adequacy do the CBM measures in this system have?

The Progress Monitoring measures offered through easyCBM have been designed using the most modern approaches to designing, testing, and revising student assessments. Detailed information about the design considerations and technical adequacy of each of the measures can be found in the individual Technical Reports related to each type of measure. Please click on the link BRT website - Publications / Technical Reports to access our library of Technical Reports We will continue to add additional reports as we complete further studies

What are your assessments based on?

The math assessments available on easyCBM are based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum Focal Point Standards in Mathematics. In each grade, K - 8, you'll find a total of 30 progress monitoring measures: 10 aligned to each of the 3 main Focal Point standards for each grade level.

The reading assessments available on the system are based on the 'Big Five' constructs of reading reported in the 2000 National Reading Panel report.

How much does your system cost?

The regular easyCBM progress monitoring assessment system (this website) is available for free, for teachers to use world-wide. Small schools may find that this system suits their needs just fine. However, in response to repeated requests from larger schools and districts looking for a system that will better fit with their district data use, we have developed an alternate version of easyCBM, called District easyCBM, that offers extended features for a small cost.

DIBELS Next

Grades K-6
Areas Reading, Math
Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Tool

Can be used with Data Director or the DIBELS next data management system
The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and a curriculum-based measurement (CBM) for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy, early reading skills, and early math.Designed to provide accurate prediction of reading and math achievement as well as its sensitivity to growth in short periods of time (weeks).

AIMSweb

Grades k-8
Areas Reading, Math, and Writing
Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Tool

Used with Aimsweb Data Management System
The Aimsweb measures are a set of procedures and curriculum-based measurement (CBM) for assessing the acquisition of overall performance of key foundational skills at each grade level from kindergarten through 8 grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy, early reading skills, and early math.Designed to provide accurate prediction of reading and math achievement as well as its sensitivity to growth in short periods of time (weeks).

HMH Reading Inventory (formerly Scholastic Reading Inventory)

Grades K-12
Areas Reading
Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Tool

The HMH Reading Inventory s a research-based, computer-adaptive reading assessment program for students in Grades K–12 that measures reading comprehension on the Lexile Framework® for Reading.

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