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Help your youngest learners leap ahead—track early childhood learning with CPAA
Prekindergarten and early primary students aren’t just small versions of bigger kids—that’s why Children’s Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) provides a personalized assessment experience that supports your youngest learners’ unique developmental needs. Designed by Columbia University and MIT researchers, our adaptive skills assessment offers educators a reliable tool to guide targeted instruction for early childhood learning. In addition, CPAA offers easy-to-understand parent reports and instructional activities for the home.
It’s very exciting for me to see the children using this tool. CPAA gets us exactly the information we want in a much more child-friendly way. Some of our teachers would never go back to using the tools we had before Children’s Progress. It’s part of who we are now—part of our fabric.
|ASSESSMENT TYPE||Computer adaptive skills assessment|
|GRADE RANGE||Pre-K – 3 (English) ; Pre-K – 2 (Spanish)|
|STRUCTURE||Adaptive with instructional scaffolding iAdapts in difficulty as the test progresses to present content within the student’s zone of proximal development (ZPD). When a question is answered incorrectly, targeted hinting (instructional scaffolding) helps pinpoint the exact nature of any student misunderstanding.|
|SUBJECTS||Early literacy and mathematics skill|
|RECOMMENDED USE||3-9 times /year|
|TEST TIME||Untimed, but a typical student completes both subjects in 20-30 minutes|
|PAIRINGS||Measures of Academic Progress® for Primary Grades (MPG) interim assessments|
|PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPTIONS||Online or onsite; can be combined with MPG professional learning|
Take the next step
Set skill acquisition on the right path from day one
Quickly identify fully and partially developed skills
Identify skills under development with responses to scaffolding (targeted support)
Benchmark against end-of-year grade level expectations
Dig into skill level data for native English speakers and Spanish-speaking English language learners
Move directly from assessment to instruction with recommended activities for the classroom
Extend classroom learning via parent reports and at-home activities
Get precise, valid information about your youngest students’ skills in a flash
To keep student stress at bay, research-based CPAA offers lively graphics, a self-paced format, and scaffolding (targeted support) when a child answers incorrectly.
Discover how CPAA helps accelerate academic success
Mirrors 1:1 student-teacher interactions through targeted support for struggling students
Aligns to state and Common Core Standards, allowing you to pinpoint intervention needs
Provides skill-specific next steps for each child and classroom
Includes built-in parent reports and activities to extend classroom learning
Supports English Language Learners via Spanish-language version
Educators use CPAA data to help students soar
With the instant reports, teachers can immediately see the value of their instructional methods. CPAA has helped teachers to correctly place students into instructional groups and work stations to ensure that they can thrive. The great thing is that those groupings are fluid and we can adjust them as we see changes in performance.
We wanted to find a universal screener for our young students that would provide rich, accurate data in a manner that would not intimidate young learners and require extensive loss of instructional time. We have been amazed at how engaged and motivated the students are.
We triangulate between CPAA, individually-administered measures, and teacher observations. CPAA provides feedback about areas that are weaker and documents student performance and progress. It gives instant intervention ideas teachers can use when working with our Title I Reading Specialist.
CPAA is easy to use. We like the fact that our students are engaged and we receive performance and progress data, as well as suggested activities, instantly.
CPAA aids a Texas school’s RTI efforts
Identify students’ needs and support their success by using CPAA as an RTI screening tool
Looking for an RTI screener for your early learners? Choose from CPAA or MAP® for Primary Grades interim assessment, a universal screener that provides the added benefit of stable growth measurement. Use CPAA up to once per month to help you target instruction for all your students.
Offers a unique approach to progress monitoring with built-in instructional next steps
Supports a highly responsive approach, even in Tier 1
Provides criterion-referenced performance classifications
3 seasonal item banks increase in difficulty; repeated administrations use same form within season
For Early Learners
Boost early learners’ achievement even more: pair CPAA with MPG
Amplify efforts to get all your pre-K – 3 students on the right track for third grade and beyond by pairing our two early learning assessments. MAP for Primary Grades (MPG), our interim assessment for kindergarten – grade 2 students, helps you measure growth, personalize instruction, inform your programmatic decisions, and more.