Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1990

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Larry Wald

Second Committee Member

Conrad H. Potter

Third Committee Member

David N. Shorr


The purpose of the project was to develop a curriculum based assessment model using Custer Elementary School's prescribed curriculum that would identify academically at-risk students and provide intervention services. A curriculum based assessment model was developed based upon the major assumptions that measurement of pupil progress should: (1) be directly related to the curriculum the student is taught; (2) be repeated frequently; and (3) guide instructional planning for the student. A review of the related literature indicated curriculum based assessment offers an alternative approach for continuously measuring student achievement of proficiency in basic school skills. Implications for the implementation of a curriculum based assessment format are discussed.