Skip to main content

Using Curriculum Based Measures to Identify Instructional Goals in Writing

Online Event
Past Event

How can educators use writing assessment data to identify effective interventions and instructional targets? This webinar presented in partnership with the Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS) will highlight how curriculum based measures in written expression (CBM-WE) can be used for instructional decision making. Presenters will provide a brief overview of scoring procedures used in CBM-WE and introduce how a linguistic framework called Levels of Language can be further used to interpret student writing samples in order to identify specific instructional targets and IEP annual goals in writing.

After the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe different scoring procedures used in CBM-WE.
  • Use an empirically-validated theory of writing to describe students’ writing strengths and instructional needs from assessment.
  • Identify evidence-based interventions in writing that address specific student writing needs.


Registration rates:

  • FREE - CEDS Member
  • $29.00 - CEC Member (Non-CEDS)
  • $49.00 - Non-Member

About the presenters:

Katherine Valentine, MA is a doctoral candidate in School Psychology at Michigan State University. Katie’s research interests include literacy assessment and how to use assessment data to support all students.

Adrea Truckenmiller, PhD, NCSP is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Michigan State University. She is the Principal Investigator of the Writing Architect - a tool designed to connect evidence-based instruction with students’ current level of development in key features of writing.  

CEC Members $29
Non-Members $49

© 2023 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). All rights reserved.