In his book Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation, Kim Marshall recommends having teachers track the progress of their students in reading using a simple table:
- Students’ names are listed in the left column
- There are 26 more columns, labeled A-Z, to reflect the Fountas-Pinnell reading levels
- Whenever a student’s reading level is assessed, the teacher writes the date of the test in the appropriate column
Here’s the chart Marshall uses (from the Kindle edition of his book):
As you can see, when a student tests at the same level twice in a row, this may indicate that a student is stuck and needs additional attention.
Teachers can copy this sheet once a month and provide it to their supervising administrator or academic support staff to assist with school-wide progress monitoring.
I created this form in Microsoft Word, for printing on 11×17 paper:
Reading Progress Monitoring Chart 2010-2011.doc