Do you understand the nuts and bolts of Progress Monitoring and find yourself ready for a deeper dive into the research base supporting it? This article provides an overview of the research that has been done on programs that track student progress in spelling, reading, and math in grades 1-6. Specifically, it focuses on "curriculum-based measurement" as opposed to "mastery measurement" which teachers will find most useful for their lesson planning and assessment needs.
This article provides additional basic information about progress monitoring as well as its theoretical base. A comprehensive list of links to various field studies that report on the use of progress monitoring is provided for further study.
These slides, which were used in a webinar on progress monitoring given by Pearson, covers the importance of measurement, rating scales, targeted behaviors, and scaling. Images of actual checklists and forms that can be used are provided along with guidance on how to use them.
The benefits to progress monitoring are clear. But just how does a school go about getting started? This guide provides detailed steps that can be taken in the areas of goals, staff, and administrative issues.
A worksheet that can actually be used, and it includes instructions for how to complete each part of the form. If school's don't want to use this form as is, it can provide a jumping off point for efforts to adapt it.
A webinar that provides an explanation of "curriculum-based measurement" and how these skills are use to monitor student progress in RTI frameworks. It covers procedures for developing and applying appropriate measures. Excellent graphics help demonstrate visually how progress is monitored.