By Edward S. Shapiro
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Overall, these studies suggest that although CBA is highly acceptable to the consumers (teachers and school psychologists) and is increasingly being taught as part of the curriculum in training school psychologists, it is slow in assuming a prominent role in the assessment methods of practicing psychologists. Conclusions and Summary Strategies for the assessment of academic skills range from the more indirect norm- and criterion-Â�referenced methods through direct assessment, which is based on evaluating a student’s performance on the skills that have been taught within the curriculum in which the student is being instructed.
Van Houten and Lai Fatt (1981) examined the impact of public posting of weekly grades on biology tests with 12th-grade high school students. 2% correct responses. , 1975; Van Houten & Thompson, 1976). Whinnery and Fuchs (1993) examined the impact of a goal-Â�setting and test-Â�taking feedback strategy on the performance of 40 students with LD. In both conditions, students set CBM performance goals after a 20-week intervention period. In one condition, students engaged in weekly CBM test taking, whereas no test taking was done in the other.
Fuchs, D. Fuchs, & Bishop, 1992). In addition, the measures were never designed to be repeated frequently or to assist in deriving appropriate intervention strategies. A number of alternative measurement systems has been developed for assessing academic skills. , Deno & Mirkin, 1977; Gickling & Rosenfield, 1995; Gickling & Havertape, 1981; Howell & Nolet, 1999; Idol, Nevin, & Paolucci-Â�Whitcomb, 1996; Lindsley, 1971; Salvia & Hughes, 1990; Shapiro, 1990; Shapiro & Lentz, 1985, 1986; White & Haring, 1980).