Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Sarah Bonis, Carl Myers, Shawna GIlbert

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


Writing is an important skill for school, work, and life. However, many students fail to demonstrate proficiency in writing by the time they graduate high school. While schools have some systems in place to identify struggling writers, many fail to use written-expression curriculum-based measures because they are not viewed as user friendly. Many state writing assessments are now typed on computers. This project examined the utility of typed WE-CBM by finding the alternate form reliability for two administration forms of WE-CBM (hand-written and typed). Results suggest that reliability is variable across time, grade, and WE-CBM score type, and very few reliabilities were adequate for use in progress monitoring. Additional research will be needed to examine the use of WE-CBM scores through a typed administration.


Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Psychology | Other Education | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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