What is easyCBM?

Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) is an approach to measuring students academic growth along with evaluating the effectiveness of instruction in the classroom (Deno, 1985).  Curriculum-based measurement is a simple set of standardized procedures that are a way to obtain reliable and valid measurement of a student’s achievement.

The assessments on the easyCBM system are standardized curriculum-base measures that sample from a year’s worth of curriculum to assess the degree to which students have mastered the skills and knowledge deemed critical at each grade level. It is designed to give teachers insight into which of their students may need additional instructional supports as well as to provide a means by which they can measure the effectiveness of their teaching.

The easyCBM system was developed by educational researchers at the University of Oregon, in close collaboration with school district partners across the United States, as an integral part of the RTI (Response to Intervention) model. We work with school district partners across the United States to study and improve the system with ongoing validation studies and a focus on supporting improvements in learning for all students.

easyCBM brings 30 years of peer-reviewed research into the hands of classroom teachers. Beginning with a grant from the federal Office of Special Education Programs in 2006,

easyCBM has been refined with over $5 million of additional grant funding from the Institute of Education Sciences.

For a more detailed explanation of Curriculum-Based Measurement, please refer to the resources below:

What is Curriculum-Based Measurement?


What Is Curriculum-Based Measurement and What Does It Mean to My Child?


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