What is the difference between the Lite and Deluxe versions of easyCBM?
The easyCBM Lite version is an individual teacher programs with a 200 student limit. The free Lite version's focus is on progress monitoring measures. It includes nine alternate test forms for each of three basic math domains per grade level. Each Basic Math form has 16 items that test many different problem types per grade. The reading measures are grouped by skill sets. Each skill set progresses in difficulty with Phoneme Segmenting, Letter Names, and Letter Sounds being the easiest, Word Reading Fluency, Passage Reading Fluency and Proficient Reading Comprehension being the hardest to complete.
The paid Deluxe version ($49.99 annually) is also an individual teacher programs with a 200 student limit. It builds on the Lite program's progress monitoring measures by adding more numbers of progress monitoring measures. It also includes an additional benchmark screener feature, that can be administered, on-grade (K-8th grade), three times a year. These screeners help identify students who are performing below the 50th percentile and need assistance. They do not tell you what grade a student is functioning at (that can be determined by administering the various grades of progress monitoring measures to lower functioning students).
The Deluxe program also offers 13 additional more challenging Proficient Math forms per grade. The Proficient Math forms include 25 items in grades K-2 and 30 items in grades 3-5. It also adds measures of Vocabulary, shorter comprehension measures that include informational text and “read to perform a task” prompts, in addition to short literary text, all-new mathematics measures written to align to the Common Core State Standards, in addition the NCTM Focal Point-based math measures, and Spanish language support for all math items (in both written and read-aloud formats).
With our Deluxe program you gain access to ALL measures which were previously only available to District users (including Benchmark, Basic and Proficient Math and Reading measures. There is also Vocabulary and Spanish measures and more forms for Progress Monitoring. Teacher Deluxe users also have access to our template-based interventions log, additional reports, and a student retention feature along with a roster upload feature.
Here you can view a comparison of the measures offered in each: ( Comparison Between easyCBM Programs).
If you want to purchase the Deluxe Upgrade, here is what you do:
If you are new to the easyCBM system and want to purchase a Teacher Deluxe account, you will first need to create a free easyCBM Lite account. If you are a Lite user, and already have an easyCBM account, you will purchase the Teacher Deluxe version through your existing Lite account. To create or login to an existing account, go to easyCBM.com. The cost is $49.99 annually and each account has a limit of 200 students total.
- To purchase a Deluxe Teacher account, create/login into your easyCBM Lite account.
- Next, click on the Admin tab at the top right of the Dashboard page.
- Go to the Account Management section and click on "Manage easyCBM Teacher Deluxe Subscription."
- Click on the “Upgrade” button in the middle of the page and you will be directed to the QuickPAY form in a new tab where you can enter your payment information (which is outlined in the payment guide). Once you click on the QuickPay option you’ll be given the option to pay by either eCheck or credit card. Since we do not accept Purchase Orders or checks in the mail this provides you the opportunity to send your check electronically. When you select the e Check option, all you do is enter your check information online. You do not need to sign-up for a special service or program.
If you purchase a Deluxe upgrade you have a two week trial period where you can determine if this version works for you, If, at the end of that period, you find it does not then write to us requesting a refund and please include your digital receipt so we can process your request.