While monitoring performance allows educators to know the effects of their interventions. this article suggests that not all meaures are equal.
Baker, E. L., O’Neil, H. F., & Linn, R. L. (1993). Policy and validity prospects for performance-based assessment. American Psychologist, 48(12).
Accountabiliy requires monitoring the outcomes of intervenntions. The author argues that single-case designs are well suited to evaluate the effects of interventions.
Barnett, & Pepiton, D. W. (1999). Evaluating early intervention: Accountability methods for service delivery innovations. Journal of Special Education, 33(3), 177. Retrieved from http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ597232
This papers reviews efforts to develop a reliable and valid general outcome measure of social behavior.
Cummings, K. D., Kaminski, R. A., & Merrell, K. W. (2008). Advances in the assessment of social competence: Findings from a preliminary investigation of a general outcome measure for social behavior. Psychology in the Schools, 45(10), 930-946.
This paper presents a multi-method model for evaluting the impact of mental health programs.
Hoagwood, K., & Burns, B. J. (1996). Outcomes of mental health care for children and adolescents: I.A. comprehensive conceptual model. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 35(8), 1055.
This paper reviews the relationship between monitoring implementation fidelity and student outcomes.
Kalafat, J., Illback, R. J., & Sanders, D. (2007). The relationship between implementation fidelity and educational outcomes in a school-based family support program: Development of a model for evaluating multidimensional full-service programs. Evaluation & Program Planning, 30(2), 136-148.
Monitoring the effects of an intervention is practice-based evidence about the effects of an evidence-based practice. This paper suggests considerations for developing monitoring systems.
Kratochwill, T. R., Hoagwood, K. E., Kazak, A. E., Weisz, J. R., Hood, K., Vargas, L. A., & Banez, G. A. (2012). Practice-Based Evidence for Children and Adolescents: Advancing the Research Agenda in Schools. School Psychology Review, 41(2), 215-235.
This paper reviews the concept of treatment utility and asks the question how can assessment lead to improved outcomes.
Nelson-Gray, R. O. (2003). Treatment Utility of Psychological Assessment. Psychological Assessment, 15(4).
There is increased interest in extending the test-based evaluation framework in K-12 education to achievement in high school. High school achievement is typically measured by performance on end-of-course exams (EOCs), which test course-specific standards in subjects including algebra, biology, English, geometry, and history, among others. Recent research indicates that when students take particular courses can have important consequences for achievement and subsequent outcomes. The contribution of the present study is to develop an approach for modeling EOC test performance regarding the timing of course.
Parsons, E., Koedel, C., Podgursky, M., Ehlert, M., & Xiang, P. B. (2015). Incorporating end-of-course exam timing into educational performance evaluations. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 8(1), 130-147.
Describes a general outcome measure for tracking preschoolers language and preliteracy development.
Phaneuf, R. L., & Silberglitt, B. (2003). Tracking Preschoolers’ Language and Preliteracy Development Using a General Outcome Measurement System. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 23(3), 114-123.
Response to Intervention depends on regular, routine monitoring of student progress. This paper describes a multi-component approach to monitoring progress.
Stecker, P. M., Fuchs, D., & Fuchs, L. S. (2008). Progress Monitoring as Essential Practice Within Response to Intervention. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 27(4), 10-17.
The authors propose a model for using curriculum-based measurement to monitor and improve student achievement.
Stecker, P. M., Lembke, E. S., & Foegen, A. (2008). Using Progress-Monitoring Data to Improve Instructional Decision Making. Preventing School Failure, 52(2), 48-58.
The author presents data suggesting that rapid assessment of student performance improves education outcomes for students at a very low cost compared to other initiatives to improve outcomes.
Yeh, S. S. (2007). The Cost-Effectiveness of Five Policies for Improving Student Achievement. American Journal of Evaluation, 28(4), 416-436.
The author compares the effectiness of comprehensive school reform relative to rapid progress monitoring. Progress monitoring results in much greater benefit than comprehensive school reform.
Yeh, S. S. (2008). The Cost-Effectiveness of Comprehensive School Reform and Rapid Assessment. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 16(13), 1-32.