To use FastBridge for progress monitoring only, teachers and specialists will need to know what assessment they will be progress monitoring for. The teacher or specialist will need the screener score of each student to determine who will be progress monitored. For more information on what assessments are used for progress monitoring, see the Assessment Quick Guide.
There are two routes that teachers and specialists can take to progress monitor students:
- Have the student complete the screener for the FastBridge assessment that will be used.
- Do not complete the screener and use the first progress monitoring forms as the start score.
Warning: This is NOT recommended by FastBridge, and is NOT accurate.
- The student completes the screener for the assessment they will be progress monitored in.
- The teacher creates a progress monitor schedule for students in each necessary assessment.
- When the schedule is set up, the screening score will automatically populate as the start score for the goal line.
- The teacher would follow the necessary steps for setting up a progress monitoring schedule. For more information on how to set up a progress monitoring schedule, see Creating and Editing Progress Monitoring Schedule.
- Once the teacher determines the assessment the student(s) will be progress monitored in, the teacher or specialist will create a schedule and the start score for the goal line will be zero (they won't have a screening score).
- The student would take and complete the first form for the first progress monitoring schedule.
- The teacher or specialist will enter that score as the start score for that goal line.
Note: If the teacher or specialist creates a progress monitoring schedule first and then realize they need to give the student a screener to get a starting score, once the student has completed the screener the teacher will edit the start score to match the screening score.