This Guide should be used to measure and describe the progress of coral restoration projects towards meeting restoration goals. The CRC Monitoring Working Group has also developed a Coral Restoration Database and Evaluation Tool to be complementary to this Guide and used together. The Coral Restoration Database allows the input of comparable restoration projects and monitoring data. The Coral Restoration Evaluation Tool allows the practitioner to score the performance of their project, program, or region and determine what is working well and what needs improvement. The use of this Guide and feedback provided by practitioners will improve the evaluation of coral restoration success.