progress monitoring

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  1. sunni11

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    Can someone refresh my memory on how often you are supposed to progress monitor students? And if anyone has suggestions on how you organize your system of collecting that data? I'm sure a lot of this depends on the situation, but whatever you can offer is appreciated! Thanks!!! :)
     
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  3. Teacher2Be123

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    Are you talking about monitoring their goals? I know for my kids it is written directly in their objectives/goals. Some have monthly and some have bi-weekly.

    I made a table in word and wrote all of their goals on the left hand side with 10 columns. At the top of each column I put the date, if they did that goal that day they get a plus, if they didn't a minus, if I don't remember or wasn't specifically working on that goal (mainly their academics this occurs with) I put nothing.
     
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    What progress monitoring tool are you using? Where I am, the RTI guidelines are usually students get PM once a week, strategic every other week, and benchmark once a month or quarter.
     
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    For our special education students with IEP goals it says in their IEP. I used a table similar to Teacher2B. I wrote out the goal with boxes for each week in the grading period. Then I wrote the date and the data to support that goal (100%, 3/5, whatever).

    For RtI, we progress monitor our students below the 10th percentile weekly, between 10th-25th percentile every other week, and all other students three times a year.
     
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    I progress monitor once a week for my students on iep's and students who see me for RtI. That's what my district considers "best practice". Although I don't deny that the data is valuable- sometimes I fear that I'm spending so much time assessing that I'm wasting instructional time. For me to pm all my students, it takes basically all of my teaching time on Friday (I have an hour of recess/lunch duty as well and then Friday afternoon is reserved for iep or RtI meetings). But my friend works in a school were she is expected to pm fluency 3 times a week for every student she sees(imo-how could it change that much?!) so it could be worse. I would at least do every other week if your district has not given you guidelines. We use aimsweb for progress monitoring, I don't know if you've heard of it but we get all of our assessments from there, which is nice because they're all standardized, and you create a file for each student based on what their goal is and then plug their scores in to the website each week. Aimsweb will then graph it for you and after so many data points will tell you if they stay on the current trend if they're expected to meet, exceed, or not meet their goal. My district pays for it so I'm not sure how much it costs- but it's definitely something to look into if you don't have a good system already.
     

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