University of Oregon

Behavioral Research & Teaching

Behavioral Research and Teaching is comprised of a small group of researchers conducting research and development in student learning academic assessment. The shop is funded from federal grants and state contracts and is comprised of faculty, staff, and students committed to the development of effective educational programs for all students.

The projects at BRT concentrate on access to learning so that appropriate and accurate information can be collected from all students to improve decision-making. We focus on developing information systems with three primary goals:

  • Improve basic skills assessments so that all students can read, write, and compute.
  • Enhance learning of middle and secondary content subject matter so that all students have the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge base.
  • Provide accessibility to large-scale testing so that all students can demonstrate their proficiencies on state and local achievement standards.

easyCBM™ an assessment system designed by researchers at the University of Oregon as an integral part of an RTI (Response to Intervention) model is available for both District and Individual Teacher use. The District version is distributed by HMH-Riverside Publishing, The Teacher verson can be found at

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