School Improvement in Maryland

Developing a Monitoring Plan

You can use monitoring plans for many purposes. The purpose described in this section is to monitor student progress toward proficiency on key indicators/objectives that lead to the attainment of school improvement achievement goals.

What do you need to monitor?

Whereas, teachers need to monitor progress on the indicators they are responsible for teaching, schools need to monitor student progress on the indicators related to their school improvement goals. Schools have to identify the student achievement data they need to collect to determine if they are making progress toward the attainment of their priority goals. If a school's goal is to meet the reading accountability target, then the school will need to collect individual student data on the content standards the state measures on reading at the indicator level. The school's monitoring plan should focus on tracking individual student progress on these indicators.

You can use monitoring plans for many purposes. The purpose described in this section is to monitor student progress toward proficiency on key indicators/objectives that lead to the attainment of school improvement achievement goals. The monitoring plan should prioritize for teachers key areas of need that staff will focus teaching and learning and will examine as a team student work and student performance related to it. Consequently, the monitoring plan described in this section would record assessment diagnostic data on 4 to 10 indicator/objectives per grading period. Of course, teachers than this and may wish to set up their grade book with a more extensive set of objectives.