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 metrics as the Benchmark: WCPM, reading mastery, phonemic awareness, sight recognition, vocabulary, and comprehension.

To enable Progress Monitoring, district or school administrators need to email support@amiralearning.com or your Amira Success Lead.

Scenario 1: *Our recommendation if your district or school does NOT use progress monitoring at this time.*

Auto-Assign Window: OFF

Progress Monitoring: OFF

What this means:

Teachers control the timing of assessments and re-testing. When a teacher assigns the assessment in the tracking report, this will trigger the Dyslexia Screener and/or Benchmark assessment. Teachers can also reassign the assessment if needed.

Scenario 2: *Our recommendation if your district or school does use progress monitoring.*

Auto-Assign Window: OFF

Progress Monitoring: ON

What this means:

Teachers control the timing of assessments and re-testing. When a teacher assigns the assessment in the tracking report, this will trigger the Dyslexia Screener and/or Benchmark assessment. If a student has completed the BOY/MOY/EOY, teachers cannot re-assign the benchmark assessment. If a teacher assigns an assessment in the tracking report, students will receive a progress monitoring passage.

Scenario 3: *Recommended to use if your school or district wants to progress monitor at the beginning of a testing window, before the benchmark assessment is administered.

Auto-Assign Window: ON

Make sure your benchmark window encompasses the current timeframe.

Progress Monitoring: ON

What this means:

All students will complete the Dyslexia Screener and/or Benchmark Assessment once and any subsequent assignment in the tracking report will trigger a Progress Monitoring passage. Once the benchmark has been completed, the student will get a Progress Monitoring passage from that point forward. Note that when a student has a Reassess status in the Tracking Report, that they will get the Dyslexia Screener and/or Benchmark assessment until it has been successfully completed.

NOTE: If you have Progress Monitoring and an auto-assign window enabled, then assigning an assessment outside the auto-assign window will always give a Progress Monitoring assessment. For example, if you wants to progress monitor in December and take the MOY in January, you’d need to set the auto-assign window for January.

Scenario 4: *Not recommended since it is best practice to give teachers control over when students take the test.*

Auto-Assign Window: ON

Make sure the auto-assign window encompasses the current timeframe.

Progress Monitoring: OFF

What this means:

When districts auto-assign the benchmark assessment, all students in the district receive the Dyslexia Screener and/or Benchmark Assessment (BOY/MOY/EOY) regardless of whether the teacher assigned them. As soon as students log in on the first day of the auto-assigned window, they will get the Dyslexia Screener and/or Benchmark assessment. If a teacher assigns an assessment in the tracking report during the pre-set auto-assign window, this will trigger a retest.


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