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Special Education Listserv

Subject: RtI/Curriculum Based Measurements and Common Assessments

Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner

Intended Audience: Educators

Date: November 16, 2009

As curriculum-based assessments, curriculum-based measurements, and common assessments are terms that are often confused and misunderstood, we have prepared a document that explains the differences among these measures and discusses their use as district-wide assessments.  This document has been reviewed and approved by the National Center on Response to Intervention.  We hope this document will provide guidance and answers to questions related to purpose and psychometric properties of these assessments as well as requirements that are triggered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) related to their use as a district-wide assessment - http://dese.mo.gov/3tieredmodels/.