Publication Date

Summer 2019

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Sarah Ochs (Director), Carl Myers, and Shawna Gilbert

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


The purpose of this study was to review the literature on English Language Learners and written expression curriculum-based measurement. In recent years, there has been little research completed in the area of curriculum based measurement for writing for English Language Learners. A systematic review of the literature was conducted and all available literature on the use of written expression curriculum-based measurement since 2006 was identified and reviewed. Given the increasing diversity in our schools, particularly non-native English speakers, this review focused on studies including this group. There were differences in some of the technical features such as sample durations, writing tasks, and scoring procedures within the schools they were conducted in. Remaining gaps in the literature are discussed in addition to future directions and limitations.


Educational Psychology | School Psychology