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Written by Susan Milliones on March 13, 2022

Evidence-based Practices

What to Do When Progress is Flat

Progress monitoring graphs take different shapes. Some are flat. Others are perfect. Some are fast. The best are authentic. In this post we will look at the flat graph. Ever wonder why student progress flat lines? Here is what to think and do when progress is flat.

What is a flat graph?

According to IDEA and State Rules, progress monitoring procedures must be established for each goal in your plans. But what happens when a student does not show adequate progress? A flat graph is graph that shows little to no progress over a sustained period of time. In the graph below the aim line, or target, is black. The red line represents the progress the student has made so far. Uh oh.


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