Progress monitoring is the assessment of performance across time. Repeated assessments of progress provide information about changes, which is often used to inform formative evaluations. Progress monitoring is used by educators, psychologists, and others to evaluate responses to academic or behavioral programs. This entry first discusses the types of measurement used in progress monitoring and the assessments designed for this purpose. It then looks at how progress monitoring is implemented in schools.
In a multitiered system of support, progress monitoring is essential to evaluate whether a program is effective for individuals or groups, so that effective programs can be maintained and ineffective programs can be modified or terminated. Individuals who consistently fail to respond with demonstrated progress are provided increasingly intensive levels of support. In that ...
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