In the new white paper, “Closing the Opportunity Gap for Students with Disabilities Through Progress Monitoring,” PCG’s Dr. Jennifer Baribeau and Dr. Jennifer Meller provide educators information on why ongoing progress monitoring of Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals is an important process to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
Progress monitoring occurs naturally in the routines of our daily lives. We use technology to monitor our weight, breathing, blood pressure, heart rate, steps walked, budgeting, real estate, and the stock market. Technology solutions have helped us simplify and implement efficient and accessible processes for monitoring and collecting useful data in areas with which we are keenly interested, and making decisions about, being accountable for, and improving results. So why not apply these next generation solutions to improve the “quality” of the IEP process for monitoring progress through the collection and analysis of data on IEP annual goals?