Can anyone see why I, and you as a parent, should have issues with this? Is this really a reading comprehension test? I can bet that most students who have a teacher who is concerned about comprehension and has suggested an intervention for this would agree that this does not measure comprehension. If asked after doing this measure what the passage was about, a lot of students wouldn't be able to tell you the main idea of the passage. This is a problem.
I totally understand why schools use it though. The state of Tennessee has said that AIMSweb is an approved CBM tool. However, it is only ONE piece of data that schools should be using.
(If anyone asked my opinion, QRI is a good comprehension tool)
I was recently looking for an example of the MAZE so I could show parents what it looked like and I came across this article, 6 Really Good Reasons to Stop Using AIMSweb MAZE Right Now. I highly recommend reading it.