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Tier 1 Benchmark (Universal Screening)

Student benchmark scores are established three times per year using unique standardized assessment forms. Reports will help educators identify students at risk, personalize instruction, evaluate student progress, demonstrate expected annual growth, and serve as a communication tool for system improvement.

Tier 2 Strategic/Progress Monitor

Educators can monitor students who may be at risk for meeting end of year performance goals using the triennial benchmark scores. The effectiveness of instructional changes and short-term interventions can be evaluated by interim frequent (e.g., monthly) assessment of on-grade level skills.

Tier 3 Progress Monitor

Those who are most at risk, including Title 1 and special education students, benefit from the design of aimswebPlus for effective, frequent (e.g., weekly) assessment and monitoring. Based on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or other goals, an optimal rate of progress is established and then compared to actual student progress at regular intervals during the year.

Reports will help educators evaluate student performance, make good decisions about what program revisions or individual interventions are needed, and monitor the success of these changes over time.

Response to Intervention

The task management and reporting component in aimswebPlus provides comprehensive documentation of both instructional activities and assessment results, organizing in a single, convenient system all the information educators need to effectively implement the RTI process.

 

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Screening/Benchmarking

Through universal screening and benchmarking. aimswebPlus identifies and groups students according to risk. Student performance is reported three times per year, compared to established cut scores and national or local norms. Progress monitoring enables more frequent assessment to demonstrate growth toward individualized goals and to document response to instructional changes. This scalable solution is cost effective, flexible, and sustainable.

  • Universal screening scores to help identify students at risk, and to accurately predict reading and math achievement with or without instructional intervention
  • Progress monitoring scores to illustrate clearly the changes in student growth over time
  • Assessments that are compatible with any curricula or standards, including those for college and career readiness

For most students, a battery comprising multiple brief measures is used for universal screening. The CBM measures, which have been validated to represent critical growth indicators of student achievement, take one- to-four minutes to administer. The standards-based measures are designed to measure essential knowledge and skills as efficiently as possible. The result is that in a single class period, teachers can get comprehensive and accurate information about student and classroom performance in reading and mathematics. Additionally, the multi-measure battery provides student and classroom profiles of strengths and weaknesses to tailor instruction to the needs of all students.

Monitoring Student Growth

aimswebPlus is a predictable, powerful, and proven tool to inform and improve student performance. With its robust set of brief, valid, standards-aligned reading and math measures, you can screen and monitor progress for every student in kindergarten through grade 8.  Because aimswebPlus measures are designed with sensitivity to change in mind, the scores show what measurable student progress can occur as a result of effective instruction. aimswebPlus measures what matters.

Because CBM measures are quick to administer and simple to score, they can be given frequently to provide continuous student progress data. Results are charted for timely, databased evaluations.

For progress monitoring, either 10 or 20 forms of each measure (by grade) are provided.

CBM has the following characteristics:

  • Brief, so they can be administered without disrupting instruction
  • Easy-to-administer and score, so they can be used accurately by a wide range of education personnel
  • Assess automaticity of foundational skills, so they are very sensitive to growth that occurs over relatively short intervals (4 to 8 weeks)
  • Standardized and reliable (i.e., producing consistent results across time or testing conditions)
  • Available in multiple equivalent forms to reduce practice effects on retesting

Robust Reporting Options:

  1. Real-time composite and detailed reports at all levels, from individual student progress to holistic school or district performance
  2. Overall reading and overall math scores 
  3. Risk Status of students or classes for meeting end-of-year goals
  4. Skills strengths and weaknesses by Common Core and other instructionally-relevant areasReports with Lexile® and Quantile® information
  5. Instructional links to Pearson curricula
  6. All reports designed with students, teachers, parents, and administrators in mind