Data Data Data!
It really is so incredibly important to constantly be looking at the data. Personally, I think one of the worst mistakes that are made by teachers is when we look at a child and bring preconceived notions to the table. Collecting data provides facts about the students and allows us to look at what we know; not what we think about the student. I have multiple different trackers that I use for different types of data… behavior trackers/small group trackers/specific skill trackers/overall progress trackers… etc. Here are a couple of pictures of my different forms of trackers I use for data collection. I also have provided links to blank versions of these resources.
I use different trackers for small group instruction in various areas. I have a math intervention group that I see 3 days a week. I track all of that data filling out these forms I’ve created. They are easy to use/read and allow me to have evidence and notes to share with my colleagues to keep everyone on the same page about the progress of this group.
This next one I use in a class that I co-teach in using small group instruction two days a week. I have one sheet for each group. Each filled out sheet goes into a binder with student samples directly behind it. This allows my colleague and I to review student work and plan for future groups. All of this data helps us learn how we can improve and to praise our students when they have made progress. :)This is a version of blank trackers that you could manipulate to collect data of any small group.
I also work with many different students on behavior trackers. The picture below shows how I track all of that data throughout the weeks. I have each daily tracker filed behind this sheet in a binder, in order, with parent signatures. This allows me to have easy access to the information when it comes to parent and/or team meetings about this individual.
Here is the link to a blank template to track behavior points.
What types of data collection trackers do you use?