Data can be HARD. I’ll admit, it’s not my favorite part of my job. Actually, I hate it. You can even head on over to this post to read about how once in a while, I leave my data binder on my shelf. It shouldn’t be the most important thing we do. That’s where TEACHING comes in. But…data can help.
If you missed my periscope on data collection, I talked about how really, data collection should be working for us, not against us. Its purpose is to make our lives easier because it tells us about our students. This prevents us from skipping over skills that need more work or re-teaching skills that are already mastered. The problem for me becomes when I don’t have probes readily available and I end up wasting precious therapy time coming up with them on my own.
Almost two years ago, I created my Ultimate Data Collection Binder for Grades K-5 to help me take better data. I love it. And apparently others do too because it is a best-seller on TPT. I use it for basically everything. Most of my goals are written for a number of trials. I’m not sure about you, but I was having difficulty showing enough data across multiple sessions. I wanted something that would easily track my students’ progress without too many papers to keep track of.
Now, finally I have created the companion for this binder: Ultimate Data Collection Binder for Grades 6-12. It’s perfect for those older grades (middle school and high school) all aligned to the CCSS.
This binder tracks data over multiple sessions in the areas of Grammar, Vocabulary, Language and Articulation. It contains 65 pages assessing the following skills.
Here are a few examples I wrote down from some of my students:
Head on over to TPT to check it out and make sure to download the preview for a free compound sentence data template! It’s at its ultimate lowest price ever for until this Friday (October 30th) so you might want to snatch it up (wink, wink)!
I’m also giving away two copies to some lucky blog readers! Just enter the rafflecopter below 🙂