Children develop knowledge at different times and at different paces. Progress monitoring is a practice that teachers use to understand what a child knows and can do. Progress monitoring helps teachers tailor instruction to the child’s needs and identify activities that help children learn math concepts and skills that are appropriately challenging.
Progress monitoring relies on regularly observing children’s developing skills. Family members and caregivers can make these observations throughout the day while children are eating, playing, and following their regular routines.
Use Progress Monitoring to Build on What Children Know
This video introduces ways to use progress monitoring to ensure that math instruction builds on what each child knows.