What Do I Do If I Think My Child Is Struggling?
Talk to your child’s teacher about your concerns.
Ask for regular progress monitoring reports.
Celebrate your child’s success as they are making progress,no matter how small.
Participate in meetings about your child.
Learn more about the methods and materials used to teach your child and how your child is being helped to improve.
What is Progress Monitoring?
In the context of an intervention model, progress monitoring is used to assess student progress or performance in those areas in which they were identified as being at-risk for failure (e.g., reading, mathematics, social behavior).
It is the method by which teachers or other school personnel determine if students are benefiting appropriately from the typical instructional program, identify students who are not making adequate progress, and help guide the construction of effective intervention programs for students who are not appropriately responding to instruction
Parents Can Ask Questions
What research based instruction is my child using in the classroom?
How will assistance be provided? By whom? How often and for how long?
How will I know if my child is improving or not?
What can I do to help with this process?
How will my child’s progress be monitored by the teacher? Please explain the data to me.
***It should be noted that at any point in the MTSS process, IDEA 2004 allows parents to request a formal evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. The MTSS process cannot be used to deny or delay a formal evaluation for special education. If you have further questions, contact your school's principal, school's counselor, or Dr. James H. Parker IV, the district's MTSS coordinator at (910) 296-6645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.