The ABCs of Curriculum-Based Evaluation

A Practical Guide to Effective Decision Making

John L. Hosp, Michelle K. Hosp, Kenneth W. Howell, and Randy Allison

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January 8, 2014
ISBN 9781462513529
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164 Pages
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“Here in one place is basic information on the foundations of CBE, explicit guidance on implementation, and useful information on solving student academic problems. This book will serve as a very useful primer on CBE for school personnel. The authors are four of the leading researchers and practitioners in academic assessment, diagnosis, and problem solving.”

—James E. Ysseldyke, PhD, Birkmaier Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

“A 'must read' for anyone involved in designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction. In an era of increased accountability for student outcomes, this book offers a practical framework for collecting assessment information that is directly related to intervention and program planning. The authors use humor and practical examples to teach the different phases, actions, and questions that make up the CBE process. This is an excellent resource for all educators.”

—Kimberly Gibbons, PhD, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, University of Minnesota

“This book fills a gap in the literature by providing a systematic framework for data-based instructional problem solving. CBE informs my practice as a district program evaluation coordinator. It facilitates the kind of effective, efficient decision making needed to help students meet Common Core standards. I plan to use The ABCs of Curriculum-Based Evaluation not only for my own reference, but also for professional development of inservice teachers and preservice training of education and school psychology students.”

—Rob Richardson, PhD, NCSP, Program Evaluation Coordinator, Canyons School District; Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah

“As educators, how do we know what specific skills learners are struggling with, and how can we tell if our interventions are actually working? The approach in this thoughtful book strengthens what is often the weakest link in a school’s RTI system: diagnostic assessment. Every school psychologist, instructional coach, and special education teacher should use CBE as a foundational practice.”

—Michele Pettit, SSP, school psychologist, Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“An exceptional contribution to educational practice and training. Practical and user friendly, the book is grounded in a foundation of research. It contains a wealth of useful tools to guide problem solving and decision making, including action steps, guiding questions, checklists, forms, and troubleshooting tips. This book will be invaluable for school professionals working in teams to improve student outcomes. I will definitely recommend adopting it as a text in our School Psychology Program. Our training model is founded in problem solving and data-based decision making; this book is aligned with that approach and provides excellent conceptual understanding and practical application.”

—Janet L. Graden, PhD, School Psychology Program, University of Cincinnati