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 16 questions which cover the following Common Core Standards:
1.OA.1 - Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions.
1.OA.2 - Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20.
1.OA.3 - Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
1.OA.4 - Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem.
1.OA.5 - Relate counting to addition and subtraction.
1.OA.6 - Add and subtract within 20.
1.OA.7 - Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine whether equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false.
1.OA.8 - Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.
1.NBT.1 - Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
1.NBT.2 - Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
1.NBT.3 - Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
1.NBT.4 - Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
1.NBT.5 - Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
1.MD.3 - Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
1.MD.5 - Identify the values of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters and know their comparative values.
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 kindergarten 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.