The assessments on our system are what is known as CBMs (curriculum based measurement), standardized 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. Think of the percentile rank based scoring as a way to identify where a student is performing at to help determine if they are on par with student's in their same grade at a particular time of year. The goal is to have students performing on-grade at the 50th percentile. If they are, then no continued testing is needed except for giving either a benchmark test or an on-grade progress monitoring measures 3 times a year to see if they are staying on course with their peers or making improvement/growth (if they are not). The real benefit of this system comes in ascertaining those students that need more assistance to meet on-grade goals. With guided instruction and measured testing, low performers can receive they help they need and work toward improving their growth towards being on-grade.
The easyCBM program has three versions. Two versions are for individual teachers, easyCBM Lite and Teacher Deluxe. There is a 200 student limit to both accounts. The third version is our District version and it is used as a district-wide application instead of individual teacher accounts.
easyCBM Lite (easyCBM Lite Teachers Manual) is free and just has progress monitoring assessments. The Lite Edition of easyCBM 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.
easyCBM Deluxe (easyCBM Teacher Deluxe Users Manual) includes an additional form for each of those grade level basic math domains as well as 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. The Teacher Deluxe account has a $49.99 annual fee. The Deluxe account includes both progress monitoring and benchmark assessments as well as additional measures and features. Both programs can be of benefit to a classroom teacher (Comparison Between Lite and Deluxe versions).
easyCBM District is intended for an entire school district, and is managed by our partners at Riverside Insights. For details and pricing information about this version, please visit Riverside Insights.