Progress monitoring is a set of assessment procedures for determining the extent to which students are benefiting from classroom instruction and for monitoring effectiveness of curriculum.
Southampton utilizes AIMS Web progress monitoring probes to collect data on interventions and their effectiveness to determine what works best for an individual student. Additional methods are attempted until students "respond" to the intervention and improve their skills. Students that do not respond, or respond at significantly low rates, may be considered for a child study team evaluation to determined if a learning disability exists, rather than simply learning difficulties.
Progress monitoring is the scientifically based practice of assessing students’ academic performance on a regular basis for three purposes:
- To determine whether students are profiting appropriately from the instructional program, including the curriculum
- To build more effective programs for the students who do not benefit
- To track / monitor rates of student improvement