District 401 assesses students in grades K-8 using "aimswebPlus." This is a web-based solution for universal screening, progress monitoring and data management.

As a standards-aligned measurement tool, 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:

CBM can be administered frequently without disrupting instruction.

CBM 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
CBM can be used accurately by a wide range of education personnel.

Standardized and reliable
CBM produces consistent results across time or testing conditions and provides a valid measure of skills 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.