Intro to Active Monitoring and Data Collection

Intro to Active Monitoring and Data Collection

Monitoring your students regularly can help you track student progress and address misunderstandings. In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will teach you how to monitor students, utilize data trackers during instruction, and analyze data to support your students. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources.

3 Months Access / 6 Course Hrs
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This introductory teacher professional development course will equip you with the skills and strategies you need to actively monitor your students' academic progress, analyze the data you collect, and use that data to enhance student support. You will learn the purpose of monitoring students, analyze several data collection methods and data trends, and then consider how you can regroup students and support them in any areas of concern. You will build an active monitoring plan at the end of the course and leave with several tracking documents and resources ready to be implemented in the classroom.


  1. An Introduction to Active Monitoring
    1. Learn the process of active monitoring and how to look for objective evidence of student mastery of concepts, then learn how to identify an activity in your content area and grade-level where you could implement active monitoring.
  2. Data Collection
    1. Learn about and analyze multiple data collection tracking documents and a data collection planning guide to help you select the data collection method appropriate for you.
  3. Addressing Misconceptions
    1. Learn how to analyze your data for trends and identify areas for improvement in the lesson so you can appropriately address student misunderstandings. Then, learn how to plan for new student grouping and re-teaching based on data trends.
  4. Putting it All Together
    1. Using the sample provided, build your own active monitoring plan for an upcoming lesson.
  5. Applying What you Have Learned
    1. Get ideas on how to implement the concepts into your classroom, find a list of online resources that feature ideas on data collection and tracking, and read the research behind this type of monitoring in the classroom.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14723