Progress monitoring is one of the key aspects to a Tier II intervention plan. It is important to know how your intervention plan is coming along, and when your students have progressed to Tier I, or grade-level expectations. If you are wondering what Tier II interventions are, or would like to learn more about Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), click here to read this post that explains it all.
What Does Progress Monitoring Look Like?
When monitoring progress in math, it is essential that you get a beginning benchmark score for each of your students. This baseline data helps to inform:
1- where each of your students are in their developmental continuum of learning
2- what strengths or deficiencies each student has in their mastery of the standard(s) being taught
3- where you will start teaching in order to help your students reach mastery, and (hopefully) exit Tier II intervention
How and When
Use a quick recording sheet to assess the student’s knowledge before beginning any interventions. Then, be sure to follow up throughout the weeks of interventions to monitor their progress. You can check in weekly, monthly, per quarter, trimester or semester.
You can also include your students in this process! Studies have shown that students can make more gains when they take ownership over of their learning.
Your students can set goals, track their progress week by week, and reflect on their progress using tracking charts, goal-setting and reflection pages.
Don’t forget to celebrate their successes with certificates when they reach their goals!
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Keeping track of your students progress in your intervention groups doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. You’ve got this!