The easyCBM Math and easyCBM Reading assessments will continue through June 2021 for accounts that currently use these products, but they will not be available through DDS in 2021-2022. Amplify offers alternate math and reading assessments. Learn more on Amplify's website.
What is easyCBM Math?
The easyCBM Math assessment is an online benchmark screening and progress monitoring system for kindergarten to 8th grade. The test items are multiple choice and testing occurs on a secure web site.
The research for easyCBM Math started over 10 years ago and leverages 30 years of research in curriculum based measurement. Both versions of the math assessment use universal design and Item Response Theory to ensure accessibility and within-grade equivalency in the measures. Researchers at the University of Oregon developed national norms to be used in the screening process. Students scoring below the 40th percentile can be considered at some risk for poor mathematics outcomes. Students scoring below the 20th percentile can be considered at risk. Reliability and validity of the assessments are well established. (See our library of technical reports)
easyCBM CCSS Math and easyCBM Focal Points Math
These math assessments build on decades of research on curriculum based measurement to help educators make data-based decisions to improve student outcomes. Because testing occurs online no other materials are necessary.
|Feature||easyCBM CCSS Math||easyCBM Focal Points Math|
|Based on CCSS||✓|
|Based on NCTM||✓|
|Available in Spanish||✓||✓|
The UO DIBELS Data System provides full data management support for easyCBM Focal Points Math and easyCBM CCSS Math.
Both easyCBM CCSS Math and easyCBM Focal Points Math include benchmark testing 3 times per year with CCSS math covering grades K-8 and Focal Points Math covering grades K-6. Progress monitoring is available for easyCBM CCSS Math only. The math assessment is administered online so there are no materials to purchase. The example tests give you an idea of the type of questions and level of difficulty your students will face.
Computer based administration
All testing occurs on a secure web site. The assessment can be group administered in a computer lab or done individually on classroom workstations. We recommend reviewing and bookmarking the URL prior to student testing. The assessment includes 30 to 45 items and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. If a student does not finish the assessment in the allotted time frame, the site will remember their answers and allow them to complete the assessment at a future date. See the testing instructions for more information. Scoring is completed automatically and reports are available immediately after assessment.
District, school and project reports provide immediate feedback for decision making. Class and student reports help identify students who need additional support and monitor response to intervention. Create reports and analyze data immediately after assessments are completed or scores are entered, to provide immediate feedback and allow for timely decision making. View all reports
Benchmark testing is the systematic process of screening all students on essential skills predictive of later mathematics performance. Benchmark testing is one part of a comprehensive assessment system that includes universal screening, progress monitoring, summative assessments and other formal and informal assessments all designed to get the critical information needed to make informed instructional decisions. It is a foundational link between assessment, instruction and goal setting.
The easyCBM assessments have been researched and validated specifically for benchmark screening and progress monitoring in kindergarten through 6th grade. We recommend screening all students three times per year with grade-level materials. Research indicates that early identification and early intervention are essential for helping students who are at risk for future difficulties, or are currently having difficulties. Screening all students, including those who met earlier goals, also provides a complete data set that is needed to determine if math instruction is effective with all students at the school or district level. Benchmark data can help answer the following types of questions:
- Is our program effective with all students at all grade levels?
- Are there exemplar schools (or classes) in our district on which we can model successful math instruction?
- What are the strengths of our mathematics program?
- Which students are at risk for math difficulties?
- Which students should I consider progress monitoring?
Progress monitoring materials are available for easyCBM CCSS Math. Progress monitoring is a key component of providing differentiated and individualized math instruction. Student performance and development of math skills should be monitored for all students who are at risk. The data gathered during progress monitoring can be used in the instructional decision making process.
For students identified as low risk (at or above the 40th percentile) we recommend screening only during the three benchmark periods. For students identified as some risk (between the 20th and 39th percentile) or at risk (below the 20th percentile), who receive additional instructional support, we recommend progress monitoring. Progress monitoring with easyCBM CCSS Math is done online and is typically done once per month. There are 10 probes per grade with 25-30 questions depending on the grade. The probes are more thorough than one minute fluency measures so monitoring once per month is recommended.
Browse the online assessments and complete them as a student would.
Our research to your classroom
Building upon decades of research on curriculum based measurement, the easyCBM CCSS Math project began in 2012 and continues today. Over 4,000 new test items were written to directly link to Common Core domains and standards. The items were piloted in schools and additional studies were conducted to create national norms. Developed by teams of math experts and classroom teachers, the test items range from easy to hard within each grade. Each test form has an adequate number of lower level items to detect small amounts of growth during progress monitoring.
The research for easyCBM NCTM Math was conducted from 2004 to 2010. A study including 10,525 students in approximately 60 schools produced national norms. Please consult our easyCBM Math document for more information about the Focal Points version.
Students scoring below the 40th percentile can be considered at some risk for poor mathematics outcomes. Students scoring below the 20th percentile can be considered at risk.
See our library of technical reports regarding the reliability and validity of the easyCBM Math assessment.
easyCBM CCSS & Focal Points Math is $2 per student per year
Bundle to save! At $3 per student per year, the easyCBM package, Reading and Math together, provides complete coverage for less.
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