I created this resource because I am a special education teacher, and I was looking for ways to help my students with learning disabilities continually practice skills we are learning in math. I also wanted a way to monitor their progress throughout the year to help me write more specific IEP goals that would target their areas of need. I couldn’t find any progress monitoring probes that were a mixture of different skills from the Common Core, so I decided to make one! Here’s what you get in this bundle:
1. 36 progress monitoring data probes, enough for one per week for a whole school year
2. Answer Keys for each probe
3. A reproducible chart to help you track which standards the students are mastering
Each probe contains 20 questions which cover the following Common Core Standards:
6.RP.1 - Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.
6.RP.2 - Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.
6.RP.3a - Make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole-number measurements, find missing values in the tables, and plot the pairs of values on the coordinate plane.
6.RP.3b - Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed.
6.RP.3c - Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100. Solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
6.NS.1a - Compute quotients of fractions by fractions, for example, by applying strategies such as visual fraction models, equations, and the relationship between multiplication and division, to represent problems.
6.NS.1b - Solve real-world problems involving division of fractions by fractions.
6.NS.2 - Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.
6.NS.3a - Fluently divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm, limited to a whole number dividend with a decimal divisor or a decimal dividend with a whole number divisor.
6.NS.7 - Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
6.EE.1 - Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.
6.EE.2 - Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
6.EE.3 - Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
6.EE.6 - Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
6.EE.7 - Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + a = b and ax = b for cases in which a, band x are all non-negative rational numbers.
6.EE.8 - Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem.
6.G.1 - Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Ways to use the probes:
1. For students working on below grade-level skills, this can be a way to help them master earlier skills they need to progress to grade level.
2. If you are teaching grade level math, and don’t want to overwhelm the students with problems they haven’t seen, just highlight or circle which problems you want them to do as you teach each skill. Gradually build it until you are progress monitoring every skill on the page.