AimswebPlus


District 401 assesses students in grades K-6 using AimswebPlus. This is a web-based solution for universal screening, progress monitoring and data management for grades K-12.

AimswebPlus provides guidance to administrators and teachers based on accurate, continuous and direct student assessment.


Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM)


At the foundation of AimswebPlus is general outcome measurement, a form of curriculum-based measurement (CBM), used for universal screening and progress monitoring.

CBM is a form of brief assessment that measures overall performance of key foundational skills at each grade level.

Drawing upon more than 30 years of scientific research, CBM has demonstrated both its versatility in providing accurate predictions of reading and math achievement and its sensitivity in measuring student growth.


The Power of CBM


Educators and researchers across the country will tell you CBM is their assessment of choice for progress monitoring and Response to Intervention (RtI) because this method of general outcome measurement is:

► Brief — It can be administered frequently without disrupting instruction.

► Predictive — It provides accurate predictions of reading and math achievement.

► Sensitive to improvement — A student's increase in ability will be reflected in rising scores on the measure.

► Easy to administer and score — It can be used accurately by a wide range of education personnel.

► Standardized and reliable — It produces consistent results across time or testing conditions and provides a valid measure of skills that are central to the domain being measured (reading, math, language arts).

► Available in multiple equivalent forms — This multiple availability reduces practice effects on retesting.


Descriptions of Individual CBMs


The following are the CBMs that District 401 uses to assess K-8 students in the areas of numeracy/math and literacy/reading. To see the CBMs given in the grade level and subject area you're looking for, click the appropriate section below.
 

Measure

Grade

What Students Do

Number Naming Fluency (NNF)

K

Verbally name numbers up to 20 for one minute.

Quantity Total Fluency (QTF)

K

Boxes containing blue dots are presented. Students state the total number of dots within each box for each pair of boxes for one minute.

Quantity Difference Fluency (QDF)

K

Pairs of boxes containing dots (one with blue dots, one with red dots) are presented. Students state how many more blue dots are needed to match the number of red dots for one minute.

Concepts & Applications (CA)

K-1

Solve a variety of math problems.

Number Comparison Fluency-Pairs (NCF-P)

1

Pairs of numbers are presented. Students identify which of two numbers is larger for each pair for one minute.

Math Facts Fluency-1 Digit (MFF-1D)

1

Mentally solve simple addition and subtraction problems involving numbers zero through 10 and state the correct answers for one minute.

Math Facts Fluency-Tens (MFF-T)

1

Mentally add or subtract 10 from given numbers and state the correct answers for one minute.

Measure

Grade

What Students Do

Print Concepts (PC)

K

Show understanding of purpose, use, and contents (letters, pictures) of a book.

Letter Naming Fluency (LNF)

K

Say the names of visually presented letters for one minute.

Initials Sounds (IS)

K

Look at four pictures and either point to the one that begins with a given letter sound or make the sound that begins the word.

Auditory Vocabulary (AV)

K, 1

Point to the one of four pictures that matches an orally presented word.

Letter Word Sounds Fluency (LWSF)

K, 1

Say the sounds of visually presented letters, syllables, and words for one minute.

Phoneme Segmentation (PS)

K, 1

Say the phonemes in orally presented words.

Word Reading Fluency

K, 1

Read a word list aloud for one minute.

Oral Reading Fluency

1

Read two stories aloud, each for one minute. (For progress monitoring, students reading one story for one minute.)

Measure

Grade

What Students Do

Number Comparison Fluency-Triads (NCF-T)

2-8

Compare three numbers within and across number systems to determine the relative distance between each number for three minutes.

Mental Computation Fluency (MCF)

2-8

Solve multiple-choice math computation problems for four minutes.

Concepts & Applications (CA)

2-8

Solve multiple-choice math word problems.

Measure

Grade

What Students Do

Vocabulary (VOC)

2-8

Identify the meanings of target words by selecting from multiple-choice options.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

2-8

Read six passages of text and answer multiple-choice questions about each passage.

Silent Reading Fluency (SRF)

4-8

Read three stories divided into brief sections and answer multiple-choice questions about each story.

Oral Reading Fluency (ORF)

2-8

Read two stories aloud, each for one minute. (For progress monitoring, students read one story for one minute.)