The Efficacy of Education

In education, the real question is, can we measure student achievement in a reliable, efficient, effective manner that we can communicate to make meaningful decisions about the educational programs for students? is here to provide educators with free tools to help you visualize your data and make decisions. Most of the tools found on are excel templates. It has served as a free resource for educators for almost a decade, and updates will continue for the forseeable future, though at a much slower pace. 

The most recent addition to our suite of free , easy tools is a google sheet that will make a simple progress monitoring graph. It  is located here: If you want to use it, open it, and make a copy. The Four tabbed sheet is completely unlocked, so once you copy it to your own google drive, you can do with it what you want ( you can even download it as an excel document and play in excel if you prefer). With that said, better tools can be deployed using newer technology. An example of a better progress monitoring tool is found on

Check out It is the coolest progress monitoring tool I have seen (or been a part of creating). There is a free demo (the demo is nearly completely unlocked, so while it is not free, you can use it for free for the foreseeable future).