Progress monitoring consists of the frequent administration of brief tests or exercises that give teachers immediate feedback on the skills that the student must master by the end of the year. By using these tests, teachers are able to assess student learning and they are able to determine and implement instructional changes based on these data.
Progress monitoring strategies for Tier I can be found at:
In Tier II and Tier III, the purpose of progress monitoring shifts slightly. At these Tiers, the primary purpose of progress monitoring is to determine whether the intervention is successful in helping the student learn at an appropriate rate. Decision rules have been created to determine when a student might no longer require Tier II orTier III intervention services as well as when a student might be identified for special education. Timely decisions about student progress at these Tiers are critical for the student's long term achievement. The following are research-based recommendations to facilitate timely decision making.
1. Assess student progress using CBM in Tier II and beyond bi-weekly
2. Score the probes, chart these results and analyze student progress regularly
3. Use preset rules to determine when a student is not responding to an intervention
4. Make decisions about intervention based on the progress monitoring data
5. Communicate the progress with parents and other necessary educators
For more information about RTI and progress monitoring visit: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu