Curriculum-based measurement is a method used to determine the progress of students in basic academic areas, according to StudentProgress.org. It provides week-by-week information to parents and teachers, allowing them to identify deficiencies early and measure the success of current teaching strategies.
Under the curriculum-based measurement method, students take one- to five-minute tests each week in various subjects, which are then scored and recorded in a graph. The graph is compared to a graph of expected performance on the material tested, giving teachers an up-to-date overview of each student's progress. Based on the results, teachers then decide whether to alter or continue their current methods of teaching.