Progress Monitoring is a scientific, research-based practice that is used to assess students academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students and/or an entire class.To meet the challenges for implementing effective progress monitoring, the Office of Special Services is assisting Special Education (SPED) teachers and staff to implement progress monitoring effectively throughout the district. The Office of Special Services' mission is to provide technical assistance to SPED staff and information about progress monitoring practices that work in different academic content areas by:
- Raising knowledge and awareness by forming partnerships and communicating with parents, students, schools, agencies, other districts, associations, and institutes of higher learning
- Provide support for using and sustaining proven progress monitoring practices to schools
- By developing resources and supporting on-going information sharing through a state-of-the-art web-based service, regional, state, and national conferences
The Office of Special Services is beginning its information sharing journey by providing articles that can be downloaded, PowerPoint presentations, FAQ's, links to additional resources about progress monitoring, Curriculum-Based Measurement, applying decision making to IEP's, and other research-based topics. All publications will be designed to inform and assist all interested stakeholders in implmenting student progress monitoring in the classrooms and eventually state and national level.
Below you will find several "works-in-progress" which will provide you with a framework of where the Office of Special Services is heading within the next year. As always, we welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions because through these venues we will provide "state-of-the-art" Special Education Services to our students with intellectual, physical, and emotional challenges.