Progress Monitoring is the frequent assessment of those students who are participating in additional instruction, in order to learn whether the added support is helping the student achieve a specific learning goal. Students complete short assessments at frequent, regular intervals to see whether their skills are improving. Progress monitoring is generally done with students who are participating in additional instruction -- also called intervention -- for the purpose of improving specific skills.
FastBridge recommends that students be monitored weekly while they are participating in an intervention. For example, at the Progress Graph below. It shows one student’s scores on weekly basis. The graphed points show that the student is making regular progress toward their goal. The dots are the student’s scores, the dashed line is the goal over time. This data would suggest that this student is on track to meet their goal.