Math Screening Skill Sequence


KENALA (Kindergarten Early Numeracy and Literacy Assessment)   

K-CBM is a research-based screening process for kindergarten students encompassing three areas:

The reading component assesses early literacy skills that are prerequisite to reading.  Hence it is similar to DIBELS for reading.  The reliability and validity is similar to DIBELS but the assessment is much quicker and efficient because it is administered in a group format.  In addition to reading, the assessment process also includes brief assessments for math and writing. 

The purpose of the assessments is screening.  This means the assessments are most appropriately used to determine which students may be in need of additional instructional support.  Like all screening measures, they should be used in conjunction with professional judgment that incorporates all available information about the student.

Note:  The K-CBM Materials have been published by iSTEEP Learning. For additional information about their availability, please click here. The materials can be ordered by clicking here

Related Pre-School Materials.  Professionals who require pre-kindergarten or pre-school early numeracy assessments, click here.   These materials are also developed by Dr. VanDerHeyden. 


Research and Validation for KENALA

VanDerHeyden, A.M., et al (2001).  The reliability and validity of CBM-based readiness probes for kindergarten students.  School Psychology Review, 30. 363-382.

Created by and provided courtesy of Amanda VanDerHeyden



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