aimswebPlus is a nationally normed assessment that identifies progress on specific skills in Reading and Mathematics. Lawrence Public Elementary Schools use aimswebPlus as a universal screener to identify strengths and challenges for each student. We use this data source in combination with other assessments to design targeted instruction and ascertain intervention needs.
aimswebPlus is administered to all students three times per year as a screener. It is also used as a Progress Monitoring measure for students receiving additional supports to measure the impact of interventions or additional instruction.
aimswebPlus provides teachers with continuous student performance data that helps them individualize instruction to better meet the needs of each student. aimswebPlus allows us to track how well students are performing on specified skills in comparison to their peers using national normative data.
The following tables provide a synopsis of each sub-test and respective grade level(s) at which it is administered.
What Students Do
Number Naming Fluency (NNF)
Verbally name numbers up to 20 for 1 minute
Quantity Difference Fluency (QDF)
Students state the total number of dots observed in one minute
Quantity Difference Fluency (QDF)
Students state how many more blue dots are needed to match the number of red dots in 1 minute
Concepts and Applications (CA)
Mentally solve various types of math problems and state the correct answers
Number Comparison Fluency-Pairs (NCF-P)
Pairs of numbers are presented. Students identify which of two numbers is larger for each pair for 1 minute
Math Facts Fluency-1 Digit
Mentally solve simple addition and subtraction problems involving numbers 0 through 10 and state the correct answers for 1 minute
Math Facts Fluency-Tens (MFF-T)
Mentally add or subtract 10 to/from given numbers and state the correct answers for 1 minute
Number Comparison Fluency- Triads (NCF-T)
Compare three numbers within and across number systems to determine the relative distance between each number for 3 minutes
Mental computation Fluency (MCF)
Solve multiple-choice math computation problems for 4 minutes
Concepts and Applications
Solve multiple-choice math word problems
Show understanding of purpose, use and contents of a book
Letter Naming Fluency (LNF)
Say the names of visually presented letters for 1 minute
Initial Sounds (IS)
Look at four pictures and either point to the one that begins with a given letter sound or make the sound that begins the word
Auditory Vocabulary (AV)
Point to the one of four pictures that matches an orally presented
Letter Word Sounds Fluency (LWSF)
Say the sounds of visually presented letters, syllables, and words for 1 minute
Say the phonemes in orally presented words
Word Reading Fluency (WRF)
Read a word list aloud for 1 minute
Oral Reading Fluency (ORF)
Read two stories aloud, each for 1 minute
Identify the meanings of target words by selecting from multiple-choice options
Reading Comprehension (RC)
Read six passages of text and answer multiple-choice questions about each passage
Silent Reading Fluency (SRF)
Read three stories divided into brief sections and answer multiple-choice questions about each story
aimswebPlus is one data source school teams use to make instructional decisions, provide additional supports and monitor student progress within our Ci3T (Comprehensive Integrated 3-Tiered System of Supports). Ci3T is a district-wide (K – 12) multi-tiered system of supports that each of our schools utilizes in order to meet the academic, behavioral and social/emotional needs of all of our students.
Periodically, teachers will provide aimswebPlus reports which articulate your student’s respective scores and patterns of growth. After reviewing the results, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.