Progress Monitoring

Was the instruction effective? Did the chosen intervention strategy(ies) work? Progress monitoring assessment tools are an important factor in determining student progress and instructional efficacy. These assessments continue to drive instruction and to help to ensure students continually receive the supports and interventions they need.


At the foundation of aimsweb is general outcome measurement, a form of curriculum-based measurement (CBM), used for universal screening and progress monitoring. This form of brief assessment measures overall performance of key foundational skills at each grade level and draws upon over thirty years of scientific research that demonstrates both its versatility to provide accurate prediction of reading and math achievement as well as its sensitivity to growth.

Curriculum Based Measurement

Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a method teachers use to find out how students are progressing in basic academic areas such as math, reading, writing, and spelling.When a teacher uses CBM, he or she finds out how well your child is progressing in learning the content for the academic year. CBM also monitors the success of the instruction your child is receiving – if your child’s performance is not meeting expectations, the teacher then changes the way of teaching your child to try to find the type and amount of instruction your child needs to make sufficient progress toward meeting the academic goals.

easyCBM is an enhanced district assessment system as an integral part of an RTI (Response to Intervention) model. It provides school districts, administrators, and teachers with a full suite of assessment and reporting options, offering a complete solution at every tier of the RTI process.

from the Florida Center for Reading Research

The Instructional Planning Guides are designed to help teachers plan and document whole group and/or teacher led small group reading instruction.

The Student Progress Records are designed to help teachers record individual student progress within each area of reading.

Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening

The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) provides a comprehensive assessment of young children’s knowledge of the important literacy fundamentals that are predictive of future reading success.

PALS consists of three instruments, PALS-PreK (for preschool students), PALS-K (for kindergartners), and PALS 1-3 (for students in Grades 1-3).