The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System is a web-based, prekindergarten assessment system housed on the CLI Engage platform. The system is used by preK teachers to determine their student’s knowledge in key developmental areas. This reliable and easy to use data collection tool prompts teachers to focus on lessons that target their students’ least developed skills. Conducted up to three times per year, the assessments are sensitive to growth in children’s skills over time.
Direct Assessments (conducted one-on-one by the teacher with a student):
Observation-Based Assessments (completed by the teacher based on student observation):
The reliability and validity of the CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System is supported by data collected from numerous Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) research studies conducted over a five-year span. CLI strongly recommends the use of data to help early childhood educators drive decision making and individualize instruction. Student data reports produced by the system are easily accessible, customizable, and quickly digestible. Clear visual indicators flag students who score below established benchmarks, and struggling students are automatically organized into small groups. The system also provides links to suggested classroom activities that reinforce skill development through targeted instruction.