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ERIC Number: ED502424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
What Is Curriculum-Based Measurement and What Does It Mean to My Child?
McLane, Kathleen
National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a method teachers use to find out how students are progressing in basic academic areas such as math, reading, writing, and spelling. CBM can be helpful to parents because it provides current, week-by-week information on the progress their children are making. When a teacher uses CBM, he or she finds out how well a child is progressing in learning the content for the academic year. CBM also monitors the success of the instruction a child is receiving; if a child's performance is not meeting expectations, the teacher then changes the way of teaching to try to find the type and amount of instruction the child needs to make sufficient progress toward meeting the academic goals. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A