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CBM Warehouse is a featured 'online resource' in the February 2006 edition of The Progress Monitor from the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring!

Training Materials Courtesy of Intervention Central

If you are preparing a workshop to train school staff to use CBM, you may want to check out these professional-development resources:

Create or download probes for reading fluency, math computation, letter ID, number ID, and wordlists.. (IMPORTANT: Many of these probes are created dynamically, using Internet applications. For your web browser to view these probes correctly, it must be set to allow 'pop-up' windows).

Emerging Skills: Literacy/Phonological Awareness

Emerging Skills: Literacy/Spanish Probes

Emerging Skills: Numeracy/Number

Emerging Skills: Writing

Reading Fluency Probes

Math Computation Probes

When used appropriately, CBM data provides ongoing evidence of the effectiveness of academic interventions. Here are selected intervention ideas for improving student abilities and increasing their fluency in academic foundation skills. (Courtesy of Intervention Central)

Oral Reading Fluency
(from The Savvy Teacher's Guide: Reading Interventions That Work)

Reading Comprehension (from The Savvy Teacher's Guide: Reading Interventions That Work)

Math Computation


Administration & Scoring Sheets Courtesy of Intervention Central

Administration Manuals Courtesy of AIMSweb:

Advanced Applications of CBM Courtesy of National Center on Student Progress Monitoring:

CBM Norms

(Courtesy of Intervention Central)

The regular charting of student academic progress is a critical component of CBM. This section features both computer applications and printable graphs for charting CBM data.

Graphing With Computers

  • Check out the CBM Charting Spreadsheet from, a Microsoft Excel 2000 file that allows you to store up to 5 baseline datapoints and 50 progress-monitoring datapoints. The spreadsheet automatically generates a time-series graph and trend-line. You can customize chart labels easily to display student information and CBM behaviors of your choice.
  • Download several Excel spreadsheets that have been pre-formatted to allow you to enter data and to create time-series graphs for CBM measures (Courtesy of Dr. Jim McDougal).
  • Use ChartDog, an online CBM application from that allows you to generate progress-monitoring time-series graphs.

Graphing By Hand Courtesy of Intervention Central
Click to view any of the pre-formatted progress-monitoring graphs below [
Adobe Acrobat format ]:

These web-based applications from can save you hours of time in creating CBM probes and evaluating student progress (Courtesy of Intervention Central):

  • Use the Math Worksheet Generator to create an endless series of computation worksheets for the basic math operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • The CBA Assessment List Builder allows you to build English or Spanish curriculum-based assessment lists of letters, sight words, or numbers to measure skills of emerging learners. You can create lists made up of a single type of item or build composite lists from any items that you choose.

  • With OKAPI!, you can type or paste text into a form, then have the application automatically convert that text into a set of Examiner and Student Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA) reading probes. OKAPI! will also compute a Spache or Dale-Chall readability index for the sample.

  • ChartDog lets you enter any student's CBM data to instantly make progress-monitoring graphs. ChartDog graphs are dynamically generated images that you can print, save to your computer hard-drive, or email as attachments.

  • Comprehensive CBM/CBA Bibliography [Acrobat File]
    This document contains a comprehensive listing of research articles on CBM & CBA from 1984 through 2002. Also includes an addendum with web resources. Prepared by the
    Connecticut SERC.

  • DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) Homepage
    DIBELS are the gold standard for monitoring emerging literacy skills, including those that relate to phonemic/phonological awareness. This site allows users to download materials and a training manual at no cost. (Note: You must sign up for a free 'materials download account' in order to access DIBELS resources.)

  • Edcheckup [Pay Site]
    Edcheckup offers a range of CBM reading assessment probes, including oral reading, maze reading, letter sounds, and isolated words. The site also contains different versions of writing probes (sentence copying, sentence dictation, paragraph dictation, and written expression). Edcheckup allows schools to enter student data online and to view graphed CBM data at the individual and group level. A yearly licensing fee purchases access to all of these CBM resources.

    Currently, Edcheckup is giving away a free materials download of all of the Oral Reading probes and instructions on the site- 3 screening probes and 20 monitoring probes at each of 6 levels (138 probes in all). NOTE: You must register with Edcheckup to take advantage of the free download.

  • Edformation/AimsWeb [Pay Site]
    Edformation/Aimswel is a company that markets a full range of Curriculum-Based Measurement services to schools. Schools subscribing to Edformation receive training in the administration of CBM, are supplied with all probes for student monitoring, can store their school CBM data in an online database, and can generate graphs of group and individual student performance. Edformation demonstrates the power of the Internet to make CBM much more feasible as a method of student assessment.

  • Maine Center for Curriculum-Based Measurement
    Includes an introduction to CBM reading assessment, information about where to find reading passages for progress-monitoring, a bibliography of resources on CBM and reading, and links to other CBM web sites. The site was created by
    Dr. Rachel Brown-Chidsey of the University of Southern Maine.

  • National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
    The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is dedicated to the implementation of scientifically-based student progress monitoring for grades K-5. The Center works to provide technical assistance to states and districts and disseminate information about student progress monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas. The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.