Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1993

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Glenn Madsen

Second Committee Member

Linda D. Douglas

Third Committee Member

Daniel C. Fennerty


The researcher reviewed current literature regarding curriculum based assessment, curriculum based measurement (CBM) and portfolio assessment. The researcher developed a curriculum based measurement for kindergarten prereading and premath skills as a part of a portfolio system. A first grade math curriculum based measurement was designed collaboratively with two first grade teachers. A beginning reading assessment was also designed for the first grade. Results showed that a portfolio assessment with CBM's is an effective evaluation tool.