Progress Monitoring is a district or school-wide feature that allows teachers to administer Progress Monitoring 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 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 to be given to the student when the student logs into Amira. 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 to be given to the student when the student logs into Amira. 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 after students have completed the Dyslexia Screener or Benchmark Assessment, students will receive a Progress Monitoring passage.

Scenario 3: Recommended to use if your school or district wants to progress monitor before or after your auto-assigned window as well as after the student has completed the benchmark assessment

Auto-Assign Window: ON

NOTE: Make sure your benchmark window encompasses the current timeframe

Progress Monitoring: ON

What this means:

Any assessment that is assigned prior to the auto-assign window will be a progress monitoring passage. Within your auto-assign window, all students will complete the Dyslexia Screener and/or Benchmark Assessment once. Any subsequent assignment in the tracking report will trigger a Progress Monitoring passage.

NOTE: 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.

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

Auto-Assign Window: ON

NOTE 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 Teport during the pre-set auto-assign window, this will trigger a retest.


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