Progress Monitoring is a district or school-wide feature that allows teachers to administer a Progress Monitoring assessment up to 20 times per year per student. Students read a grade-level passage aloud for about 4-8 minutes. Progress Monitoring assessments 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 forms per student assignment, to avoid a student seeing the same form 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:
We suggest you administer a progress monitoring assessment as often as every 2 weeks.
Analyzing Data from Progress Monitoring
We start from the premise that you follow an MTSS or RTI plan for balanced assessment where students are first screened to determine overall need, provided with high quality Tier 1 differentiated instruction and intervention, and are then assessed with additional benchmark or progress monitoring resources based on their progress toward mastering standards.
In order to track student progress over time, teachers can access the Progress Report. As teachers assign assessments to students throughout the year, student performance should be be viewed in a normalized way across a variety of the passages. Hover over the trend line in the Progress Report to see students' likely proficiency levels over the course of the year.