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ERIC Number: EJ840249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Using Curriculum-Based Assessment to Address the Academic and Behavioral Deficits of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Payne, Linda Donica; Marks, Lori J.; Bogan, Barry L.
Beyond Behavior, v16 n3 p3-6 Spr 2007
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) experience difficulty in the educational environment at two levels: behaviorally and academically. Behavioral and academic problems in students with EBD are reciprocal in nature. Behavioral problems may cause a disruption in academic engagement, including a student's attending to instruction, participating in classroom activities, and completing assignments. As a result, students with EBD may fail to master skills, not because of lack of intellectual ability, but because of lack of engagement. To further exacerbate the problem, students achieving below grade level or with splintered skills may receive ineffective instruction from teachers who are unaware of the students' academic skill deficits or unable to address the deficits. In such a scenario, instruction is provided at an inappropriate level and the student with EBD becomes frustrated, leading to a rise in misbehavior. The purpose of this article is to describe curriculum-based assessment (CBA) within the context of instructing students with EBD, both socially and academically, by examining the research base as it relates to students with EBD and the method of CBA. First, the authors present characteristics of students with EBD, and then describe CBA, including how CBA relates to direct instruction (DI) and functional behavioral assessment (FBA). The expected result of this article is that teachers of students with EBD will gain empirical and pragmatic information concerning the use of CBA to enhance both the academic and the prosocial behavior of students with EBD. (Contains 2 tables.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A