One Week Data Sheet

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I’m always trying to make my data systems better and more efficient. I know. Overachiever. But why be happy with the status quo when you can amp it up and leave that crusty ole status quo out in the dumpster? The problem was my amazing and glorious one on one for one my tricky kids was slacking in the data department. Now – let me clarify. I love this woman. Love this woman sometimes little bit more than my husband. Her positive attitude, ability to think on her feat, and near perfection and implementing the behavior plan blows me away on a daily basis. But the data…

To her credit, the child she works with is very challenging so taking data on IEP goals is not always easy. It occurred to me that the system we had me be too much clunk and paperwork. I decided to compress and reorganize and make the data process as streamlined as possible!

The result is kind of beautiful – if I do say so myself. One page. One clipboard. Our trusty counter right on top. Done and done. There is enough space for each day for each IEP goal we are currently tracking and the behavior data all at the bottom.

The Autism Helper - Data Sheet

Here is a more filled out version:

The Autism Helper - Data Sheet

I like that I can “set it up” for her and get the dates ready and stimuli if need be. Staff Management Tip: This was a great, non-confrontational way of address the data taking issue. Since we are staring a new system, we got to re-do some training, review importance of data, etc. And the new data sheet was the excuse versus the lack of data we have been collecting lately. For all those confrontation avoiders like me 🙂

The Autism Helper - Data Sheet

What is that counter you ask? Only the best 2 bucks I’ve spent from amazon. You click each time a behavior occurs. It’s easy, discrete, and is perfect for high frequency behaviors. For this guy we are currently tracking screams and some days we are well over 50+. We click each time the scream happens and jot it down at the end of the day.

The Autism Helper - Data Sheet
Download this data sheet for free here: One Week Data Sheet. It’s a powerpoint so you can customize for your students’ goals 🙂

33 Comments

  1. You did not put a link to the data sheet.

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  2. love it, can I get a copy.
    thanks for all you share

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  3. I would love a copy of your new data chart, would it be possible for you to put a link to your new creation?

    Thanks so much for sharing

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  4. Where can I get this data sheet?

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  5. Sheet is updated! 🙂 Enjoy!

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  6. Thank you for so much information about keeping data. I, too, am a data-crazed teacher!

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  7. You are amazing! I am learning so much from you! Thank u 🙂

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  8. THANK YOU!! This looks simple and easy, can’t wait to try it. I really appreciate all the info you share and your amazing products.

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  9. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I am constantly updating data sheets. I am on the search for the perfect sheet…is there such a thing??? 🙂 I can’t wait to look at this one! I have a question for you…what do you do with your data sheets from week to week…storage wise? I have a hanging file folder box that I store work samples and data sheets in but it is practically bursting at the seams. So, I’m thinking a sheet a week per 15 kids….that’s a lot of paper throughout the year…how do you manage that aspect? Do you only keep paper versions of data or do you log it in on to an excel document or graph info in any way (electronically)?
    Always find your things so helpful!! Thanks again!
    Kim
    Mrs. H’s Resource Room

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  11. This is the best! I wish I would have had this long ago, thanks!

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  12. Thanks so much for access to this data sheet!!!

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  13. This is wonderful!! I have implemented so many of your ideas into my classroom/organization. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  14. I independently came to this same solution for a couple of the 1:1s in my room earlier this year. I think it’s an elegant solution, and I love that they (and you) can see at a glance how often each objective is being addressed. I hoped it would cause me to review the data more consistently, but I’m still working on that.

    I would love to hear what you do in your room about reviewing data taken by others. What’s your system? How often?

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  15. You are very welcome! Hope it helps 🙂

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  16. Hey Kim! Great question. About every quarter or so I take all of the old data sheets out of the binders and clipboards and put in student files (the massive ones that get sent from school to school) and that’s where they live! Who knows if the future teacher would ever go through all of it but at least they have access to all info possible! If I have an excel graph of the same info than I do usually pitch the old data sheets since we don’t need to double copies!

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  17. Hope it works well! 🙂

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  18. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  19. I agree – it’s an easy thing to forget about. I try to make myself a schedule and that has helped a lot this year!

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  20. Thank you for this great sheet. I am gearing up to teach summer school for 6 children with Autism going into the 1st grade, and this will be great to use with them especially since I will have multiple paraprofessionals. I love collecting data, but I have trouble getting others to collect it so this should simplify it for all. 🙂

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  21. Happy you like! It makes my life way easier!

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  22. Love this! How could I obtain a copy? I’d be happy to purchase it! Thank you. Brandiguerra19@gmail.com

    -Brandi

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  23. Of course! There is a link to download at the bottom of the post! 🙂

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  24. Would not download…

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  25. Love it! I’ve been trying to think of a better way to do this. I love that it’s neat and tidy and all in one spot!

    Thanks!!

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  26. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  27. Sasha- Are most of your targets in 4/5 opportunities? I noticed on your sight words that you targeted each word 4x. Do you do this in one sitting? In my self-contained k-2 classroom I work on the math goals with our students. Some of the objectives are identifying & matching numbers, shapes, colors and 1:1 correspondence. This data sheet is a perfect way to organize the 4/5 trials. I usually target 3 colors or shapes at a time and 5 numbers at a time. do you have any suggestions on how to streamline the data taking process for this? I usually have 15 minutes in a 2:1 setting so sitting there having a student do 20 trials is not the most ideal way to do it, but that is the criteria for mastery. Any suggestions?

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  28. Great question Darcy. What about breaking it up a little? Doing 10 trials, have a quick break (movement break, walk, game, etc.) and doing the rest? I would also let the data speak – are the students struggling during the last few trials? Are there typically more incorrect? That may be a good way to know if that is too many trials or too long of a work time. I would also look at the pacing of instruction. Some students benefit from more rapid presentation of prompts where as others may need more processing time. Hope this helps!

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  29. would like to try with my granddaughter

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  30. I would love that data sheet. I also am always looking for better and more efficient ways to do things.

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  31. Of course! There is a link to download at the bottom of the post!

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  32. Can I get the link emailed? It won’t let me download 🙁

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    • Hi Beth, I fixed the link. Try downloading it again. If it still does not work, email sadie@theautismhelper.com and she can send it to you!

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