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The materials on this website were developed under the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring (NCSPM), which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from 2003-2008, and content has not been updated since that time. Although materials were vetted under the NCSPM, professionals differ in how they report and explain certain content and procedures. Our materials were authored by various experts in the field and thus reflect this variation. These materials are in the public domain, so you may use and edit them as needed to suit your purposes. Please feel free to use the site and share any of the resources provided. You can find additional resources on student progress monitoring at the Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research website and the National Center on Intensive Intervention website.

What is Progress Monitoring?

Progress monitoring is a scientifically based practice that is used to assess students' academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students or an entire class.

How does progress monitoring work?
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What challenges face progress monitoring?

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Review of Tools

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Our Technical Review Committee has created a chart of scientifically based tools to measure students' progress. Determine which one best fits your school's needs.

Web Resources

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The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring (NCSPM) web resources library has exciting: downloadable articles, PowerPoint presentations, FAQs, and links to additional resources about student progress monitoring, Curriculum-Based Measurement, applying decision making to IEPs and other researched based topics. All of our publications are designed to inform and assist audiences in implementing student progress monitoring at the classroom, building, local or state level.