This How Questions Progress Monitoring tool is an essential part of a speech-language pathologist's or teacher's toolkit. The SLP or teacher should administer this quick data check or informal progress monitoring tool to children prior to beginning targeted intervention services. It is intended for preschool-elementary school age children. The entire tool may be administered or you can select the portion(s) of the tool that you would like to assess children’s language skills. This tool has questions for a variety of how questions including quality, quantity, feelings, and steps in a process. Do you need how questions about explaining rationale for "how do you know that/when" sentence types? That will be added soon to this tool.
After several speech-language therapy or intervention sessions, read aloud the same sections previously administered in this informal assessment tool. This may be used for children with an identified speech language disorder or those receiving Response to Intervention (RTI) for receptive/expressive language needs. You should record the score at the top of each form. You can also enter the data on the summative progress monitoring form.
This How Questions Progress Monitoring tool will provide information about the skills children can and/or can not do on the date of the informal evaluation. The results can assist in future speech/language therapy session planning or to make decisions for students in the RTI process in the public school system.
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Do you need more progress monitoring tools or criterion referenced tests (CRTs)? I also have these available:
WH Questions Progress Monitoring
Listening Comprehension Progress Monitoring (following directions, increasing linguistic complexity)
Vocabulary Progress Monitoring (Semantic processing of Tier 1 and 2 terms)
Speech Progress Monitoring (Fluency & Intelligibility)
English/Language Arts Vocabulary Progress Monitoring
Basic Concepts (Spatial & Qualitative- Differentiated at various levels)
Speech Language Therapy Progress Monitoring Bundle - 145 pages!!!!
Do you need more informal assessments?
Informal Assessments Early Language (WH Questions, Yes/No Questions, Categories)
Oral Story Retelling Rubric
Speech/Language Therapy Curriculum Assessments (relate to E/LA standards)
Do you like free and quick informal data checks or formative assessments?
I have these one page mini freebies:
Types of Nouns
Several WH questions worksheets for fiction text (more coming soon!)
Tamara Anderson, M.S., Ed.S., CCC--SLP
Speech Language Pathologist