easyCBM™ is an assessment system developed by educational researchers at the University of Oregon in close collaboration with school district partners across the United States as an integral part of an RTI (Response to Intervention) model. It brings 30 years of published, peer-reviewed educational research on formative evaluation and use with response to interventions into the hands of classroom teachers. It is designed to give teachers insight into which of their students may need additional instructional supports as well as to provide a means by which they can measure the effectiveness of their teaching. System reports provide information that supports evidence-based decision making, and the Interventions interface streamlines the process of keeping track of students’ instructional program, a feature that is particularly helpful for student study team meetings and parent conferences.
Beginning with a grant from the federal Office of Special Education Programs in 2006, easyCBM has been refined with over $5 million of additional grant funding from the Institute of Education Sciences. We work with school district partners across the United States to study and improve the system with ongoing validation studies and a focus on supporting improvements in learning for all students. This collaboration between one of the most renown research universities in the United States and school districts is part of what sets easyCBM apart from the rest.
easyCBM is widely recognized as one of the most state-of-the-art systems in support of Response to Intervention available today. The easyCBM program is available for both District and Individual Teacher use. The full District system includes a variety of curriculum based measures in the content areas of early literacy in both English and Spanish as well as oral reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. In addition, it offers mathematics measures with reach to both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Focal Point Standards and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, with built-in read-aloud and Spanish translation accommodations. The Teacher Deluxe Edition offers the same features as the District version, but is optimized for individual teacher, rather than system-wide adoption. A truncated version, the Lite Edition, is available free of charge for individual teachers. The District version is distributed by HMH-Riverside Publishing, easyCBM District Version. The Teacher versions can be found at: easycbm.com
For specific research regarding these programs, please refer to the Publications section of this website for articles and technical reports.