Here is how I keep data. I have done it several ways and this year I finally found a form that I like the best. I have a notebook for each school. In the notebook I keep a data page for each student. My data pages are organized by my speech groups via tabs WITH pockets.
Each tab has the time of a group on it. In the pocket of the tab I keep worksheets that I have printed out for homework or to use in therapy. This way I have it right in front of me and I don’t have to get up and search for it. I usually decide what activities I am doing for the week the Friday before (Friday is when I have the most planning time). If I am not using a worksheet I usually write on a sticky note what activity I want to do and put the sticky on the tab. If I don’t write down my ideas I will totally forget by Monday morning.
My data sheet has space for the following info: Student name, school, SLP, nine week period, days they are seen, case manager, date, time, attendance, core standard targeted, area that is targeted, skill/activity completed, a graph to mark data, percentage and if homework was given or received. It looks like this:
And you can get it here.
I know that the cool, new way to keep data is electronically or through an app if you have an iPad. But here is my problem. I have the data tracker app on my iPad. And I like it. It works great if I am using my good ole artic cards. But when I use another app with my kids I cannot count my data on data tracker app. Does this make sense?
With most of my artic apps (for example) I can e-mail the data to myself. But then I have to input that data into my data tracker app. This takes up more time than if I had just used old fashion paper and pen to track data. At least that way I only do it once. I know I can use paper and pen when I am using my iPad to target a goal and my record data on the iPad if I am using ‘real’ materials but it drives me nuts to not have all my data in one place.
Anybody out there hear me? Am I making any sense? And can you PLEASE help me? How do you do it?