Progress monitoring is a scientifically based practice that is used to assess students' academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.
To implement progress monitoring, the student's current levels of performance is determined and goals are identified for learning that will take place over time. The student's academic performance is measured on a regular basis for example, weekly or monthly. Progress toward meeting student's goals are then measured by comparing expected and actual rates of academic performance. Based on these outcomes, teaching is adjusted as needed to meet student's individual learning needs.