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Technology, Human Resources, and Accommodations for Special Needs |
Service and Support |
Purpose and Other Implementation Information |
Usage and Reporting |
aimswebPlus™ is a subscription-based tool. There are three subscription types available for customers: aimswebPlus Complete is $8.50 per student and includes all measures. aimswebPlus Reading is $6.50 per student and includes early literacy and reading measures. aimswebPlus Math is $6.50 per student and includes early numeracy and math measures. |
Test accommodations that are documented in a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) are permitted with aimswebPlus. However, not all measures allow for accommodations. Math Facts Fluency–1 Digit (MFF–1D) is an individually administered, timed test that employs strict time limits, in part, to generate rate-based scores. As such, valid interpretation of national norms, which are an essential aspect of decision-making during benchmark testing, depend on strict adherence to the standard administration procedures. The following accommodations are allowed for Math Facts Fluency–1 Digit during screening and progress monitoring: enlarging test forms and modifying the environment (e.g., special lighting, adaptive furniture) |
NCS Pearson, Inc. Training manuals are included and should provide all implementation information. Pearson provides phone- and email-based ongoing technical support, as well as a user group forum that facilitates the asking and answering of questions. |
aimswebPlus is a brief and valid assessment system for monitoring reading and math skills. Normative data were collected in 2013-14 on a combination of fluency measures that are sensitive to growth as well as new standards-based assessments of classroom skills. The resulting scores and reports inform instruction and help improve student performance in Grades 2 through 8, while the Early Literacy and Early Numeracy measures provide ecologically valid and developmentally appropriate information about foundational reading and math abilities for students in Kindergarten and Grade 1. The student sees rows of addition and subtraction expressions on each test page. Starting with the first row, the student solves problems involving the addition and subtraction of numbers 0 through 10. The student completes as many items as possible in 1 minute. Each MFF–1D form contains 40 items, presented in 4 rows of number pairs per page. Twenty unique progress monitoring (PM) forms are available; PM testing conducted at teacher-determined intervals. |
While the Kindergarten and Grade 1 measures are administered individually, most of the Grades 2 through 8 measures can be taken online by entire classes. Once testing is complete, summary or detailed reports for students, classrooms, and districts can be immediately generated, and the math and reading composite scores can be used to estimate the risk to students or classes for meeting end-of-year goals. aimswebPlus reports also offer score interpretation information based on foundational skills for college and career readiness, learning standards, and other guidelines, Lexile® and Quantile® information, and recommendations for appropriate teaching resources. Raw score and percentiles scores (based on grade norms) are provided. Local norms are also available. MFF–1D is a timed measure that assesses fluency of foundational math skills. Performance is reported on the raw number correct score. |