So I'm here with another "link-up" post. Jenn from Crazy Speech World started a linky that is all about DATA. This topic comes at just the right time because for the past few nights I've started to put together my data binder for next year. So how do *I* do data?!?!
- Start with a binder and divider tabs.
- Each student has their own section with their individual data sheets.
- Fill in data sheets with student goals and objectives.
This data sheet is based on a similar form that I used during my student teaching. Over the years I have tweaked it to best meet my needs. This form includes a section for name, annual review date, annual goal, short term objectives, notes, and percentage summary. Once I have added all necessary information to the form I print off a few copies and add it to my binder. I only add percentages to this form so I can easily average progress towards goal. I see most of my students 3-4x per week so I take ALOT of data so just having the percentages on this form makes my life so much easier.
I use this form to take *raw* data. This is the BEST data sheet I have ever used!!! I found this form in some of my files. I'm guessing it was given to me by a colleague or one of my professors. I keep copies of this form in a file box on my desk. When I get to school in the morning I add these forms to my clipboard and fill in the objective(s) based on my lesson plans for the day. At the end of the day I calculate the percentages and then add them to individual student forms in my binder. Once I am finished I send these sheets to our school shredder.
I also have a few students who I take unofficial data on.
I use this form from Therasimplicity to take data on my students who have a communication device. I also keep this form in my data binder. In my district, we don't typically write AAC goals but I like to take data on device usage because it is good information to share with parents during annual review/conference time.
So there is my slightly crazy data collection system. What's yours?