Data {Making Data Sheets & Charting}

Categories: Data

We have reviewed the ins and outs of academic and behavior data. I have mentioned the necessity of making simple and straightforward data sheets. I have mentioned charting data. But I have not detailed to an almost painful degree how to go about doing these two important tasks! No worries. Step 5 of the Seven Steps for Setting Up a Stellar Autism Room would not be complete with out a data sheet tutorial, free downloadable template, and step by step charting exemplar!

I chart my data on numbers on the iPad. Let me just say – it rocks my world. Worth every penny of the $9.99 it costs – which at first horrified me because I tend to have a firm less than $5 policy regarding app purchases. Here is a detailed tutorial on how to use numbers. It’s super easy (don’t worry!).

The Autism Helper - Data

I got loads of great feedback about the monthly IEP data sheet so I made a blank template that could be utilized for a range of types of goals/students. Get the download and more info here:

The Autism Helper - Data

… but maybe you are like me and you like everything personalized and individualized. I get it. Good lord – do I get it! A lot of readers asked how to make the data sheets. My goal is always to fit everything on one page so it can go on a clipboard and you can just grab and go! Easy, easy, easy, right? Here are some tips for making data sheets:

The Autism Helper - Data

12 Comments

  1. I am a first year teacher starting in a Cross-Category class this August in a district I have never worked in in a city I have never lived in. While I’m confident in my abilities to manage and such, I am completely anxious about understanding how best to run my classroom and what to expect! I found your blog and I am SO glad I did. Thank you for sharing all your wisdom! Keep it coming! Great stuff and a great help!

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  2. Thank you SO much for your sweet words! Congrats and good luck on your new job! Thank you for reading 🙂

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  3. Awww thank you so much! I am so happy you have enjoyed my blog! 🙂

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  4. Hi! I love your site! Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas! I am trying to improve my data keeping this year and would love to use Numbers. I love the graphs you make. However, I don’t know how to create a spreadsheet. Do you have an info on how to do this or know a good website? I am having a hard time learning how to do this.

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  5. I am trying to learn how to use Numbers. I would love to step by step tutorial that assumes we know nothing. Starting with naming the sheets, setting up the tabs, choosing the correct format etc…
    Thank you!

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  6. your site is amazing … very curious about your ” work with me”
    I want to use this app, but can you print the charts out to store in IEPS or work folders?
    Thanks !

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  7. Thanks Liz! The “Work with Me” site is coming! 🙂 Yes – you can print them out easily!

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  8. Love your blog! Which spreadsheet in Numbers did you use to create this?

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  9. I just use the general spreadsheet and edit! 🙂

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