aimswebPlus progress monitoring measures are sensitive to changes in student performance. The Progress Monitor Report charts visually a student’s progress toward an end-of-the-year goal based on more frequent assessment (such as weekly).
If a student’s rate of improvement (ROI) is not sufficient to meet the target, the teacher can introduce a new intervention; this change is represented on the chart as a vertical line and can be documented in the report narrative. The aimswebPlus system then calculates a new ROI for the new intervention.
Progress Monitor Caseload View. The pink goal bars flag the students who are not likely not to meet their goals; green goal bars show the students who are on track. An empty bar means that more data are needed.
Individual Student Progress Monitor Report (PDF). Shown in this report are a student’s Goal Line, Trendline, test scores, Goal Indicator, score matrix, Rate of Improvement (ROI), and Goal Statement. Optional elements include intervention indicators with any supporting documentation, Goal Changes, or number of errors per test.
Deciding whether the student is on track to reach the goal. The purpose of frequent progress monitoring is to know if an instructional intervention is working so that any changes needed can be made as early in the school year as possible. aimswebPlus is designed to help teachers make these decisions.
aimswebPlus provides guidance to teachers as they make sense of a student’s progress-monitoring data by generating a trend line based on progress monitoring scores. After three scores on a measure are collected, a trend line is created to project how a student is likely to progress towards her or his goal. Starting in Week 6 of progress monitoring, using a statistical analysis based on a minimum of four progress monitoring test scores, aimswebPlus reports the likelihood the student will reach the goal. The calculation in this analysis uses the standard error of the trend line slope to construct a 75% confidence interval (i.e., the range of scores that includes the student’s actual goal-date score) for the student’s score at the goal date. The confidence interval determines which of these messages will be displayed:
- Not enough data to predict.
- The student is projected to not meet the goal.
- The student is projected to exceed the goal.
- The student met the goal.
- The student did not meet the goal.
The aimswebPlus system manages, charts, and reports all the CBM universal screening and progress monitoring data, providing educators with a proactive and preventive solution to inform instruction, demonstrate improvement, and report success.