The most important part of progress monitoring is not just collecting data; it is using the data to develop measurable goals and make sound instructional decisions. Teachers must look at the data regularly, implement decision-making rules, and use the data continuously to make informed decisions on instruction. Within the tiered continuum of service delivery, decision rules are necessary for moving students back and forth across tiers as educators address their needs for intervention delivery and eligibility decisions. These decision rules must rely on relevant student assessment data.
- Johnston County Schools Screeners for determining risk status: To identify students who are at risk, JCS will use state comparative data from student performance on the End of Grade/ End of Course assessments for reading and math. In addition to EOG and EOC data, JCS has implemented the following Universal Screeners: AIMSweb, Discovery Education Assessment (DEA), CORE assessment, DIBELS
Data can be used to compare student performance to the typical student in specific academic or behavioral skills.
- Local Norms: Involves sampling the abilities of students at specific grade levels in a school or district.
- National Norms: Involves sampling the abilities of students nationally, or based on research collected over time.