CUBED gets to the root of reading problems in schools
Most U.S. students do not understand grade level reading material. To battle this, there has been a primary focus on students’ decoding ability. However, research has shown this is only part of the picture and that only 20% of students need targeted decoding support but 60-80% of students would benefit from an increased emphasis on language.
Informed by extensive empirical research, CUBED represents advancements in language and decoding assessment that allow educators to accurately, reliably, and efficiently measure all critical dimensions of literacy: Decoding, language, and their product, reading comprehension. The CUBED is a universal benchmark and progress monitoring assessment which yields results that can be interpreted through a criterion-referenced lens or or a norm-referenced lens. READ MORE >
The CUBED offers a
multi-dimensional view of literacy
Explore the sub-tests of the CUBED
Narrative Language Measures
NLM: Listening assesses a student’s ability to comprehend and produce complex, academic language.
Other tests on the market claim to assess comprehension but use faulty measures that produce inaccurate results. CUBED accurately and reliably assesses comprehension through listening and reading retells from the NLM subtests. Comprehension questions probe students’ vocabulary and interference skills. Scores are compared to benchmark standards for screening and tracking progress over time.
Reading ability is the product of decoding and language skills. Many students experience difficulty with language and/or decoding, creating a condition where students are struggle while leaning to read. CUBED allows the educator to screen and progress monitor all of these essential skills, creating a brighter future for these children.
CUBED benchmark assessments are efficient and easy to administer and score. Results will inform the intensity and targets for language and/or decoding intervention. Access CUBED here: Download (free) or CUBED Insight (subscription).
Provide multi-tiered evidence-based decoding and language intervention as prescribed by CUBED. Story Champs® language intervention is specifically designed to address the language targets identified by the CUBED.
Use CUBED Progress Monitoring assessments to track students’ progress over time so that you can monitor the impact of your interventions so every student can reach their potential. Access CUBED here: Download (free) or CUBED Insight (subscription).