AIMSweb

Understanding AIMSweb scores

The Tests

Oral Reading Fluency (R-CBM):  This measure assesses a student’s ability to orally read grade-level passages with speed and accuracy. The fluent reader is able to decode automatically, requiring no conscious attention to sounding out words.  This fluency focuses their attention on comprehension and the meaning of the text.

 

MAZE:  MAZE is a timed comprehension measure that asks students to silently read a grade-level passage. A student must then choose one of three words that make the most sense in the context of the passage.                                         

 

Mathematics Concepts and Applications Assessment (M–CAP): is a timed assessment used by teachers and other school professionals to quickly screen and monitor mathematics progress in the number sense, operations, patterns and relationships, data and probability, measurement, data and statistics, geometry, and algebra domains.  These areas are consistent with the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for grades PreK–8.

 

Mathematics Computation Assessment (M–COMP): is a timed assessment used by teachers and other school professionals to quickly screen and monitor mathematics progress in a student's computational ability.

The Scores
Students receive scores that are compared to Targets/Benchmarks set by AIMSweb.  The Target/Benchmark is a score that you would ideally like
all students in that grade level to achieve. While it does not guarantee that a child will be academically successful, in general, it is a score level that indicates that the student is on track for success. 

For Oral Reading Fluency the score is based on the number of words a student reads correctly.  The students read and are scored on 3 passages. The median score from those passages is used.

For the MAZE test the score is based on often the student can pick the word(s) that complete a sentence correctly. 

On the M-CAP and the M-COMP the scores are based on the number of problems successfully completed in the given time. 

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