These are some progress monitoring tools we have found for math. As we continue our grant work, we will list the specific ones we used and how useful they were in monitoring student learning and math interventions.
EdCheckup has a cloze assessment for math facts for grades 2-6. It can be used as a full class screener or to specifically progress monitor specific students. Lannoye has used the reading fluency assessments for the past two years. The system allows the teacher to enter the progress monitoring and screening data into the system, set goals, and print reports to see how the student is doing in meeting his or her goal. There is no assessments available for more complicated math computation nor problem solving/application skills.
This is currently a free tool for progress monitoring reading and math measures grades K-5 and reading for grades 6-8. They are working on math progress monitoring tools for grades 6-8 and should be ready by fall 2009. The teacher needs to create an account. Reading measures can be taken offline or online. Math measures can only be taken online. Security is not set very well, so you need to use pseudo names for your students to protect their privacy.
The Monitoring Basic Skills Progress (MBSP) Blackline Masters are a researched-based standardized set of measurement and evaluation procedures. They provide a method to focus intensively on the math progress of individual students who have identified learning problems and to evaluate formatively and improve those student’s programs. Teachers use a curriculum-based measurement (CBM) to monitor student progress in mathematics over the course of a school year. This booklet provides test descriptions, direction for test administration, scoring directions, technical data about the tests, and answer keys. The kit is broken down into two major domains in mathematics – computation and concepts/applications.
Minneapolis School District - free
The Minneapolis School District has posted the math computation progress monitoring tools they have created for use with their math program. Materials are posted for grades 1-6. They have several other progress monitoring tools posted on the page for other subject areas along with general information about what progress monitoring is.