aimswebPlus® is an assessment, data management, and reporting system that provides national and local performance and growth norms for the screening and progress monitoring of reading skills for all students in Four Year Old Kindergarten (4K) through Grade 5. aimswebPlus uses two types of measures: curriculum-based measures (CBMs)—brief, timed measures of fluency on essential basic skills—and standards-based assessments (SBAs), which are comprehensive measures aligned to current learning standards. By combining these two types of measures, aimswebPlus provides the data that schools need for program planning and evaluation and for tiered assessment (multi-tiered system of supports [MTSS], also known as Response to Intervention [RTI]).
Furthermore, aimswebPlus data provides teachers with the information needed to differentiate instruction and determine who will benefit from intensive intervention. When assessing 4K- Grade 1 students, aimswebPlus uses digital record forms (DRFs) in combination with print stimulus materials. Students are administered test content individually and respond to items presented in stimulus books, while the teacher records student responses via the DRF on a computer or touch screen tablet. For Grades 2 through 5, aimswebPlus assesses students via DRF and stimulus book for Oral Reading Fluency and exclusive online testing for all other measures.