To meet the challenges of implementing effective progress monitoring, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring. Housed at the American Institutes for Research, and working in conjunction with researchers from Vanderbilt University , we are a national technical assistance and dissemination center dedicated to the implementation of scientifically based student progress monitoring.
The Center's mission:
The Center's mission is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and disseminate information about progress monitoring practices proven to work in different academic content areas (Gr. K-5).
The Student Progress Monitoring Center 's integrated program of services will:
- Raise knowledge and awareness by forming partnerships and communicating with States, districts, associations, technical assistance providers, institutions of higher education, and other interested groups;
- Provide implementation support for using and sustaining proven progress monitoring practices to States and districts; and
- Provide for national dissemination by developing resources and supporting on-going information sharing through advanced web services, regional meetings, and a national conference.
The National Advisory Committee provides vital insights and advice to the Center about goals and objectives to scale-up progress.
The Technical Review Committee is composed of progress monitoring experts. Their purpose is to systematically review the scientific rigor of all progress monitoring practices, including models, techniques, and approaches. This practice is critical to ensure that you can use progress monitoring practices we recommend with confidence and that they will work in your states, districts, schools, and classrooms.
A team of experienced trainers enhances the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring's work. These trainers are experienced in, and well known for, demonstrating how progress monitoring can be implemented and sustained.
Partners play a key role in helping the Center on Student Progress Monitoring Center establish a national network that encourages stakeholders to learn about and use proven progress monitoring methods.