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.

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.

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).