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progress monitoring for behavior

7/18/2006 2:22:00 PM (

Our school system''s behavior team is trying to set up easy to use interventions and progress monitoring for pre-referral behavior concerns. Any ideas on where to get started?

re:progress monitoring for behavior

7/18/2006 4:57:00 PM (

Thank you for your inquiry.

Because the scope of our center only covers student progress monitoring in the academic areas, I would refer you to the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports ( This will probably be a good starting point. I''d also suggest visiting Intervention Central ( and clicking on "Implementation Ideas" for behavior intervention ideas. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Sarah Short
National Center on Student Progress Monitoring

re:progress monitoring for behavior

3/13/2007 2:46:00 PM (

how do you monitor a 3rd grader that has ADHD? WE ARE WRITING A I.E.P. FOR HIM.WE NEED DATA ON HIM.

re:re:progress monitoring for behavior

9/4/2007 3:41:00 PM (

I would suggest to do classroom observations on him and do a FBA(Functional Behavior Assessment on him. Classroom observations will allow you to begin tracking the most prevalent behaviors the student displays. When tracking students with ADHD, I have found that tracking using frequency or duration are the most beneficial. Remember that the behaviors you will track need to be really specific and how you will track the behaviors needs to be specific also.

re:re:re:progress monitoring for behavior

10/19/2007 12:27:00 PM (

RtI assumes that a school wide, regular ed system is in place to address most behaviors of concern. A diagnosis of ADHD at least points in the direction of recommended best practices/accomodations however, the recommendation of using an FBA approach is a good recommendation, it helps to define the behaviors of concerns, gives baseline data and helps in the planning of interventions. I have been looking at a variety of behaviors regardless of the official diagnosis. I have also been frustrated when despite lots of FBA driven intervention, the difficulty becomes attributed to misdiagnosis and subsequent ineffective medications. My challenge has been how to graph the data. I am working with MicroSoft excell but have an apparent limit on how many trend lines I can make on a single page/graph. Any recommendations out there for better tutorials other programs to chart behavior data?

re:re:progress monitoring for behavior

10/31/2007 11:26:00 AM (

Our school system is utilizing the MISA (from Pro Ed) as a pre and post measure of ADHD interventions.
As all scales set the ''no-risk'' level at T-score 60, we set that as our goal and then measure progress using % change to goal.
For example, if the pre-test Hyperactivity T-score was 75 and the post-test T-score was 65, there has been ~66% progress toward goal.
Using the Cohen & Cohen (1983) descriptors:
1) Small (2) T-score points change
2) Medium (5) T-score points change
3) Large (8) T-score points change
4) Very Large (10+) T-score points change

...the change in T-score values is very large.

We are also linking MISA results to interventions listed in the series, Practical Ideas, also from Pro Ed.

Hope this helps.