Educators may use the materials in this site to investigate new teaching and learning systems being developed in BRT. The materials are relevant for teachers in grades K-8 and in particular for students in grade levels used in most state accountability systems (3-8).
easyCBM Teacher Edition
The assessment principles behind the easyCBM system are the result of over 30 years of published, peer-reviewed educational research on formative evaluation and use with response to interventions. View at: easyCBM Teacher Edition
A progress monitoring site for teachers to measure progress in learning to read with 10 forms available in four different types of measures: (a) silent passage reading fluency, (b) silent sentence reading fluency, (c) maze passage vocabulary meaning, and (d) maze sentence vocabulary meaning.
View at: http://www.cbmreading.com/
CBM Basic (Math and Reading)
A site for teachers to develop worksheets and diagnostic assessments in all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) in grades K-6. Problem type and difficulty can be manipulated to reflect important operation skills (e.g. borrowing, carrying, etc.).
A site for teachers to develop elementary or secondary word lists that have similar semantics or morphology. Word lists can be used for word attack skills or testing for generalization. Student work can be included as PDFs in student portfolios. View at: http://www.cbmbasic.com/
Distributed Item Review
A web-based system for presenting test items to experts across a broad geographic region so they can review them for important dimensions of bias, sensitivity, and alignment with standards. Data are delivered to a single file for analysis with any statistical software. View at: http://www.brtitemreview.com/
Accommodation Station-Assessment Decision Support System
Generates reports for team members of an Individual Educational Program (IEP) to collect and use information on students’ needs and skills as well as potential benefits related to using accommodations on statewide tests. Links are provided to a web site for training on accommodation decision-making. View at: http://testaccomm.com/
A curriculum for teaching middle school students the history of the U.S. using a concept-based approach. Materials include important information, concept maps, outlines, strategies and assessments for learning the content. View at: http://www.brtprojects.org/cyberschool/history/
A curriculum for teaching middle school students problem solving with a concept-based approach. Materials include problems with strategies used to process information and prioritize approaches as well as measures of proficiency. View at: http://www.brtprojects.org/cyberschool/cybermath/
DAATA-Developing Alternate Assessment Technical Adequacy)
This web site serves as a repository for research materials that have been used to document reliability and validity of alternate assessments. The research addressed on-demand tasks and includes materials and results from reliability and validity studies so personnel from state departments of education could not only have validation information but also be able to collect their own. View at: http://daata.org/