Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Carl Myers (Director), Fredrick Grieve, Sally Kuhlenschmidt

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


Despite the growing popularity and utilization of Curriculum-Based Measurement for assessing students’ academic skills and for progress monitoring, little attention has been devoted to the area of written expression. Very few studies have been conducted to assess test-retest reliability. Only three previous studies were identified that examined the test-retest reliability of written expression curriculum-based measures. To address this issue, the current study examined the test-retest reliability of five common scoring procedures with students in grades 2, 4, and 6. A one-week time interval was used. Results indicated that while test-retest correlations were statistically significant and often at a moderate to moderately strong level, three of the measures showed statistically significant mean differences between the two test administrations in grade 6. The implications of these results are discussed.


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | School Psychology