Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a scientifically based approach used to
collect progress monitoring data, and is often used to monitor reading development.
Graphing a student's reading data over time allows educators to view the student's rate of progress, goal, and interventions. This leads to timely changes to ineffective instructional programs, often resulting in more academic success for students. Graphs can be a communication tool for educators to share progress data with students, parents, and other staff. The current need for educators to monitor student progress has resulted in an increasing need of programs that can be used in the educational setting to graph and store a large amount of educational data in an inexpensive way. The project designed is a program that stores student CBM results, specifically reading fluency data. Data collected includes screening information from all students during the Fall, Winter, and Spring, as well as frequent progress data, which includes individual students' rate of progress and their goal. This information is stored in tables and can be presented in graph form allowing teachers to view student progress. The program described is userfriendly and allows teachers to monitor student reading progress in an inexpensive, convenient way.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Curriculum-based assessment--Data processing; Reading (Elementary)--Ability testing--Data processing; Charts, diagrams, etc.
School Psychology (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Suzanne B. Graney
Lewandowski, Emily, "Monitoring Reading Fluency Progress with the Use of Graphs" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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