Using a progress monitoring tool





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Literacy specialist Elaine Stanley presents this overview of how to use a progress monitoring tool.

View the transcript. | View the slide outlines.

Resources mentioned in the video

Phonics professional learning: Fluency and progress monitoring [2:02]

Progress monitoring tool template [2:06]

Who is this video for?

Foundation to Year 2 teachers; school leaders

What will you learn?

What a progress monitoring tool is, its purpose and how to use it to assess an individual student’s progress in both reading and writing.


Elaine Stanley is an experienced teacher, school leader and literacy coach. She has had extensive experience implementing systematic synthetic phonics in primary school classrooms, and has recently coached disadvantaged schools around Australia.

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