Title

Curriculum-Based Assessment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Curriculum-based assessment (CBA) measures have become a frequently used assessment tool of school psychologists to assess the academic performance functioning of students in the basic skill areas of reading, mathematics, spelling, and written expression. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the different approaches to CBA, with a particular focus on the defining measurement characteristics of each technique. Following this, an illustrative case example is presented that demonstrates how different CBA procedures can be used for (a) making screening and problem-identification/certification decisions, (b) formulating instructional intervention plans, and (c) monitoring progress toward goal attainment and response to instruction. (c) 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Publication Title

Psychology in the Schools

Volume

43

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

56