The Benefits of Progress Monitoring and Assessment on Pupil Performance

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The benefits of progress monitoring and assessment on pupil performance Abstract This paper is about the programs and systems that are designed to track the progress of pupils of different age groups. The major emphasis is laid on how it affects the kids and their academic performance. The benefit of these programs is also highlighted in this paper encouraging their use in schools worldwide. The definitions and terms used in pupil performance and their tracking have been adequately explained. Stress is laid on the advantages and disadvantages of tracking pupils as well. Programs like SIMS and Primary Essence are described along with the new product being designed. Contents 1 Introduction 4 1.1 Area of Study 6 1.2 Rationale of the Research 6 1.3 Research Aims 6 1.4 Research Questions 6 1.5 Key Definitions 6 1.1.1 Progress 7 1.1.2 Monitoring 7 1.1.3 Evaluation 7 1.1.4 Efficiency 8 1.1.5 Effectiveness 8 1.1.6 Impact 8 2 Literature Review 10 2.1 Progress Monitoring 10 2.1.1 Assessments 11 2.1.2. Performance 11 2.1.3 Progress assessment 11 2.1.4 Classroom Education 11 2.1.5 Special education 12 2.1.6 Types of progress monitoring 12 2.2 Steps in progress monitoring 14 2.2.1 Benchmarking 14 2.2.2 Determining the Goal 14 2.2.3 Data collection 15 2.2.4 Data representation 16 2.2.5 Evaluation of data 16 2.2.6 Possible instructional adjustments 16 2.2.7 Communicating with parents 17 2.3 Comparing pupil performance 17
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