Although our UWGB Grant was for math, we found some great resources for progress monitoring reading skills. Below is a list of tools you can use for this purpose.
EdCheckup - www.edcheckup.com - $100 for a pack of 30 student logins
EdCheckup can be used as a full class screener or to specifically progress monitor targeted 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. Lannoye plans to use it again for the 09-10 school year. There are fluency and comprehension progress monitoring tools. There are also tools for early literacy skills that can be used with students performing at the Kindergarten and early first grade level.
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.
Curriculum-Based Measurement for Early Literacy - http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~dlspeece/cbmreading/ - free
This website is a product of Project AIM (Alternative Identification Models), a three-year, longitudinal investigation funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (HO23F970008).This site contains curriculum-based materials developed for the project (Letter Sound Fluency; Oral Reading Fluency) and includes normative data, examiner materials, and student materials.
Reading Center Progress Monitoring - http://joewitt.org/Reading%20Center/reading_center_progress_monitori.htm - free
This site contains many resources for monitoring student progress in reading. It was created to align with their Reading Center program which is also explained on the site.