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
Identification: 0-9 series, 0-20 series, 0-100 series
Kindergarten CBM Measures:Math
(Courtesy of Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden)
- Directions for Math Assessment
Circles: Form A
Circles: Form B
Number: Form A
Number: Form B
Circles: Form A
Numbers: Form A
Numbers: Form B
Early Numeracy Measures (Courtesy of The Research Institute on Progress Monitoring)
Directions: Missing Number
Number, counting by 1, 2, 5, 10, probe 1
Number, counting by 1, 2, 5, 10, probe 2
Number, counting by 1, 2, 5, 10, probe 3
Directions: Number Identification
ID: probe 1
ID: probe 2
ID: probe 3
Directions: Quantity Array
Array: probe 1
Array: probe 2
Array: probe 3
Directions: Quantity Discrimination
Discrimination: probe 1
Discrimination: probe 2
Discrimination: probe 3
Emerging Skills: Writing
Reading Fluency Probes
Math Computation Probes
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
Spreadsheet from www.interventioncentral.org,
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.
- Use ChartDog, an online CBM
application from www.interventioncentral.org 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 www.interventioncentral.org can save you hours of time in creating CBM probes and evaluating student progress
- Use the Math Worksheet Generator
to create an endless series of computation worksheets for the basic math operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication,
- 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.
are dynamically generated images that you can print, save to your computer hard-drive, or email as attachments.
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.
(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
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.
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.
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.