Progress monitoring is the process of using data to understand how a student is doing once an intervention plan is underway. When done early and often, progress monitoring can ensure that you aren’t wasting time and resources on an intervention that isn’t working.
Progress can be entered in two ways:
- manually, when you make quantitative updates to a student's intervention plan,
- or automatically, for certain types of assessments that are pulled into Student Success.
The monitoring method and frequency are determined by the educator who initially created the student's intervention plan.
Once a student has a minimum of 6 data points for their intervention, you will see a trend line that projects where the student will be at the end of the intervention, based on the existing trend. The color of the trend line will reflect the current status of the intervention.
Comparing the trend line against the aim line, which connects the baseline and target scores, allows you to begin to understand the general effectiveness the intervention with the student. New data points that fall above the aim line will be green, signifying that the student is on track to meet the set goal. Data points will be yellow or red if they fall at or below the aim line.
If an intervention does not have at least 6 data points, the trend line will not show, and the most recent data point will determine whether or not the student is on track to meet the goal of the intervention.
The question mark beneath the progress monitoring graph will show more information about its components.