What is AIMSweb?
AIMSweb is a benchmark and progress monitoring system based on direct, frequent and continuous student assessment. Benchmarks are completed in September, January, and May of each school year. Progress monitoring assessments are used weekly with students who receive interventions.
Eagle Academy uses AIMSweb to track student progress in reading, math, spelling, writing, and behavior. Reports are shared with parents at Parent-Teacher Conferences. Here are the assessments used and the skills that they measure:
Early Literacy Skills (Grades K-2):
Letter Naming Fluency (LNF): the ability to name letters
Letter Sound Fluency (LSF): the ability to tell the sound for a letter
Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF): the ability to break a word you hear into individual sounds
Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF): the ability to blend sounds together when reading words
Reading Skills (Grades 1-8):
Reading Curriculum Based Measure (R-CBM): the ability to read aloud fluently
Reading Maze (Maze-CBM): the ability to use context to make meaning from text
Early Math Skills (Grades K-2):
Oral Counting (OCM): the ability to count by rote
Number Identification (NIM): the ability to identify numerals
Quantity Discrimination (QDM): the ability to tell which number is larger
Missing Number (MNM): the ability to tell which number is missing in a sequence
Math Skills (Grades 1-8):
Math Concepts and Applications (M-CAP): the ability to solve a variety of math problems, including geometry, probability, data, algebra/patterns, and measurement.
Math Computation (M-COMP): the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and/or divide
Spelling and Writing benchmarks are also completed in Grades 1-8. Behavior benchmarks are used for planning behavior interventions.