Star-CBM

Accessibility and Accommodations

In general, Curriculum-Based Measurement is somewhat limited in the scope of potential accessibility and accommodations supports; however, Renaissance is working to further address student need for these additional capabilities in Star CBM. This information will be updated as supports become available.

Star CBM accommodations should be consistent with requirements for individual students you are assessing. In general and when appropriate, to use Star CBM as designed, we recommend not varying either the content of individual forms/measures or the time limit for completing each measure (1 minute).

However, changes in font size, highlighting, contrast, or other changes that do not vary the content and timing are possible and, based on student need, appropriate.

The following accommodations could be made:

For Print and Mixed Assessments For Online Assessments
  • Larger font: Preprint student forms in a larger size using scaling in the print settings. You'll find the forms in Preprinting Star CBM Forms.
  • Color contrast: Preprint student forms on colored paper as desired (see Preprinting Star CBM Forms).
  • Line readers/reading guides: Use a ruler or another reading guide under each line of the student form as you administer the assessment.
  • For children who have difficulty discriminating or naming colors: For Rapid Automatic Naming assessments, use Rapid Picture Naming instead of Rapid Color Naming.
  • Larger font: Use the zoom capabilities in your student's browser.
  • Line highlighting: For all math and reading measures except for Passage Oral Reading, when teachers move their mouse over the current line of the form, that row is highlighted for the student.
  • For children who have difficulty discriminating or naming colors: For Rapid Automatic Naming assessments, use Rapid Picture Naming instead of Rapid Color Naming.

If you'd like to note which assessments were administered with modifications for accessibility or accommodations, use the Notes field to record the information after the assessment.

Please note that Star CBM norms were not established with these modifications for accessibility/accommodations in place, so results should be understood within that context.