Progress Monitoring is a district or school-wide feature that allows teachers to administer a Progress Monitoring passage up to 20 times per year per student. Students read a grade-level passage aloud for about 4-8 minutes. Progress Monitoring passages yield the same insights as the BOY/MOY/EOY assessment: oral reading fluency measured by words correct per minute (WCPM), reading mastery, phonemic awareness, sight recognition, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Amira will automatically rotate the reading passage per student assignment to avoid a student seeing the same passage twice within an assessment window (Fall, Winter, Spring). The passages come from the Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI). The initial list of passages by grade is shown in the table below:
Progress monitoring assessment can be assigned as often as every 2 weeks.
Analyzing Data from Progress Monitoring
We start from the premise that a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) plan is followed using multiple data points. Once students are screened with the Benchmark Assessment, Progress Monitoring can then be utilized to show their progress toward mastering standards.
In order to view student progress over time, teachers can access the Progress Report. Hovering over the trend line in the Progress Report will show the student's projected level of proficiency throughout the year.