International Institute on Progress Monitoring (IIPM)

Develops formative assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities using technology. There is a real need for progress monitoring measures that teachers can regularly use in the classroom to assess basic academic and functional skills of children and youth with significant cognitive disabilities. The International Institute on Progress Monitoring (IIPM) is developing, refining, and adapting assessments for use on touch-screen tablets in English, Russian, and other languages. IIPM aims to expand the use of progress monitoring measures for this student population to other languages and educational contexts.

The project was initiated in 2013 when Drs. Brian Abery and Renáta Tichá visited Dr. Anastasia Mamaeva and her colleagues at Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University, Russia in 2013. IIPM is an extension of the memorandum of understanding between the University of Minnesota and Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University. Since then, Drs. Abery and Tichá have begun work with additional partners in Denmark and the Czech Republic.