Publication Date

Spring 2020

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Sarah Ochs(Director), Dr. Carl Myers, Dr. Joseph Cangemi

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


Curriculum based measures (CBMs) are used to assess students’ academic achievement by screening for risk and monitoring progress toward a goal. English Language Learners (ELLs) may acquire academic skills in a different way and it is important to investigate whether CBMs function in the same way for this diverse subset of our student population. The purpose of this paper was to review current literature about using CBM to screen ELL students. Ten articles were found which discussed the use of CBMs with ELL students. More specifically, these articles discuss the use of reading and written expression CBMs as valid measures in predicting ELL student’s performance on high-stakes achievement tests. Limitations and future directions are discussed.



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