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Progresss Monitoring Tests

Progress monitoring tests keep a teacher informed about a studentís progress in learning to read during the school year. The tests are a quick sample of critical reading skills that will tell the teacher if the student is making adequate progress toward grade level reading ability at the end of the year. If a student is not demonstrating adequate progress based on the progress monitoring information, the teacher can modify the instruction or make changes in the studentís reading program to accelerate reading achievement. If a studentís progress is moving adequately toward the short and/or long-term goals set by the teacher, the instructional plan can be continued. The progress monitoring tests can be administered to a student every week, every two to three weeks, or monthly.