Saturday, September 22, 2018

Progress Monitoring Tools for Reading Interventions

K-12 Reading Interventions Progress Monitoring Resources:

PROGRESS MONITORING Unpacked and Explained

Progress monitoring is the scientifically based practice of assessing students' academic performance on a regular basis for three key purposes:
  1. To determine whether students are profiting appropriately from the instructional program, including the curriculum
  2. To build more effective programs for the children who do not benefit
  3. To estimate rates of student improvement
Progress monitoring is a set of weekly or monthly assessment procedures for determining the extent to which students are benefiting from classroom instruction and for monitoring the effectiveness of corrective or compensatory curriculum. Progress monitoring should be based on grade level norms and be based on researched best practice. Progress monitoring is used to assess a student's academic progress or lack of progress and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and instructional support. Progress monitoring tells the teacher what your child has learned and what still needs to be taught. The school interventionist and or special education teachers should be collecting weekly/monthly data and creating graphs that show the student's progress and growth.

Progress monitoring for IEPs or SSTs: Special education teacher or intervention teacher uses short formative or summative tests to evaluate a child's academic progress. The most effective progress monitoring is done every week or two with all data graphed and shared with all the stakeholders. 

        RtI Programs, Section 504, and Special Education Programs need to use valid progress monitoring tools that measure, track and identify a student's strengths and weaknesses. Schools that do not use a suite of comprehensive progress monitoring tools will leave the students and the teachers at a disadvantage. School systems today may use some form of computer-based monitoring programs like the NWEA MAP assessments and or classroom-based assessment tools like the DRA for progress monitoring. My first four years of teaching special needs students taught me the power of using a comprehensive progress monitoring program 1:1 with students multiple times every quarter. Sitting with a student and assessing them vs. sitting them in front of a computer and having them take an assessment is gold vs. bronze in my opinion. 
     Helping teachers and students increase academic skills starts with valid, comprehensive, effective tools that identify strengths and weaknesses. Diagnosing academic strengths, weaknesses and potential problems using RtI diagnostic screens and assessments is one of the first steps. The Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills and The Woodcock-Johnson® III Tests of Achievement are the two I was trained to use. Both are 1:1, giving the teacher great insight into a students academic attitude/aptitude, thinking and reasoning skills, confidence, perseverance, self-regulation, and overall communication skills. You miss most of that when you rely on computer-based monitoring.

Progress Monitoring Resources and Assessment resources that range from screening to progress monitoring and standardized reading assessment practice.

[PDF]Response to Intervention Progress Monitoring Resources for Grades K ...
general outcome measures in foundational reading skills at the elementary grades. ....

[PDF]K-2 Progress Monitoring Resources - Florida Department of Education
Screening assessments for reading comprehension (grades 2-5) as well ... easyCBM contains screening and progress monitoring resources for assessing reading ...

[PDF]SECONDARY ASSESSMENTS: Universal Screening ... - CT.gov
SECONDARY ASSESSMENTS: Universal Screening, Diagnostic, & Progress Monitoring ... Assess critical skills and concepts. • Brief (under 10 .... Reading-Assessment Instruments – a review of 34 assessments covering K-12.

[PDF]Toolkit for Struggling Readers - Utah Education Network
The older struggling reader may need instruction in skills they missed in .... 8–9 weeks. Chart 4 includes a list of potential progress monitoring tools. .r.

[PDF]Progress Monitoring - South Carolina Department of Education - SC.gov
carefully matching progress monitoring tools to interventions provided to gauge ... highly reflective of the construct being measured (reading, writing, math ... DRA2 is a valid measurement of accuracy, fluency, and comprehension with ..... on Response to Intervention has posted on the website a manualauthored by Lynn.

[PDF]SECTION IV Progress Monitoring - South Carolina Department of ...
In addition, intervention programs may have built-in progress monitoring tools. ... monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills. Intervention ...

[PDF]Progress Monitoring Tools Chart - National Center on Intensive ...
This tools chart reflects the results of the review of progress monitoring tools by the Center's Technical Review Committee (TRC). .... Reading - Passage Reading.

[PDF]Progress monitoring at the Middle School Level - Idaho Falls School ...
In years past, we have used AIMSweb progress monitoring tools to ... content/uploads/2016/01/EasyCBM_Lite_Deluxe_Teachers_Manual.pdf ... There are nine Passage

[PDF]Progress Monitoring in Reading IF 9.1.16
There are two types of progress monitoring tools: mastery measures and ... as a CBMs (e.g. a grade level reading passage) and are generally norm-referenced.

[PDF]Response to Intervention: it i Progress Monitoring
Progress monitoring is a researched-based ti th t. l l ( kl bi kl ... ongoing information about basic skills. ... Excellent discussion tool for general educators looking at ... Oral Reading Fluency. 1 minute. IndividualCorrectly (WRC). Errors. Reading:.

[PDF]Assessing and tracking progress in reading comprehension - ETS.org
Assessing and Tracking Progress in Reading Comprehension: ... developing reading assessments for the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) and the ...... http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf.

[PDF]Transcript: What Is Progress Monitoring? - Center on Response to ...
tools and implementing progress monitoring in a district or a school. My name is ..... Slide 26: This is the student copy of a CBM passage reading fluency probe.

[PDF]Progress Monitoring - Center on Response to Intervention
RTI Implementer Series: Module 2: Progress Monitoring—Training Manual. ..... progress monitoring tools, evaluate and make decisions about instruction, establish .... different instructional and behavioral strategies for various groups of students within ..... Sarah's progress on the number of words readcorrectly looks like.

[PDF]Use of ongoing progress monitoring to improve reading instruction
progress monitoring assessments for students receiving instructional ... Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading system, oral reading fluency passages ...

[PDF]using cbm for progress monitoring in reading - Eric
Using Curriculum-Based Measurement for Progress Monitoring in Reading ... Is the Difference Between Traditional Assessments and Progress Monitoring? ... Step 2: How to Identify the Level of Material for Monitoring Progress for Passage .... In this manual, we discuss one form of progress monitoring: Curriculum-Based ...

[PDF]Response to Intervention in Primary Grade Reading - National ...
 Education progress monitoring to track at-risk students' ... assessments), select screening measures to ... appropriate grade-level reading skills, such ..... Reading (PDF).

(PDF) Using Progress-Monitoring Data to Improve... - ResearchGate
https://www.researchgate.net/.../254198183_Using_Progress-Monitoring_Data_to_Impr...The authors describe oral-reading fluency and maze fluency as assessment tools for monitoring student progress, evaluating instructional effectiveness, and ...

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