In my first position I used to progress monitor every Friday. It was very time consuming since most students had goals outside of the basic one minute ORF or 3 minute MAZE. Our math tests were 8 minutes, some kids had writing goals about writing paragraphs, etc. and some had reading comprehension goals where they would have to retell a story or answer short answer questions. I got a lot of data and made sure to chart it for each student. However, this took up my entire instructional time on Fridays. I had to wonder if it wouldn't be more beneficial for the students to get that extra day of instruction rather than being so focused on data- when you add up all of those days, that's a ton of missed time! I know that a lot of other teachers in the district would only progress monitor maybe once a month or only when we "had to" (for report cards, and to check before/after breaks to see if they qualified for ESY). I know the expectation for our RtI kids was always once a week, but that's because we needed all of that data to get them into sped if it turned out they needed it. If they're already in, is it a waste to collect so much? As far as using the data, it was helpful to me to see the charts over time, but when you work so closely with students you know how they're progressing anyway. On the other hand, I had students keep track on a sticker chart and that was extremely motivational to them. Is there a "right" way to do this?