The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need To Organize, Manage, And Monitor Classroom Data by Cindy GoldenThe Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need To Organize, Manage, And Monitor Classroom Data by Cindy Golden

The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need To Organize, Manage, And Monitor Classroom Data

byCindy Golden

Paperback | October 30, 2017

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Collecting data on behavior, academic skills, and IEP goals is an essential step in showing student progress#151;but it can also be a complicated, time-consuming process. Take the worry and stress out of data collection with this ultra-practical resource, packed with the tools you need to organize, manage, and monitor critical information on your students' progress. You'll discover proven, stress-free data collection techniques used by real teachers, with strategies and shortcuts developed through the author's extensive teaching and consulting work. You'll also get first-person classroom examples, quizzes, definitions of key terms, and a complete package of reproducible forms and tools. An essential resource for special educators, general educators, and paraprofessionals, this toolkit will help you become a "classroom detective" who collects the right data, analyzes it skillfully, and uses it to solve each student's challenges.


  • master the basic steps of effective data collection
  • design a creative data collection process custom-tailored to your needs
  • record and graph your students' academic, behavioral, and IEP data
  • expertly manage your time and paperwork while collecting all the data you need
  • use data collection strategies to systematically address specific questions and problems
  • select appropriate methods for monitoring progress
  • analyze data for trends and patterns
  • make data-driven decisions that enhance student achievement

PRACTICAL MATERIALS:Record and analyze your classroom data with a complete package of ready-to-use, repro¬ducible forms and tools! Includes Quick-Graph forms that make it easy to record data and graph trends on the same form; data sheets and graphs; tip sheets; and handouts and organizational tools.

Includes more than 40 forms and tools!

  • Quick-Graphs for recording and analyzing data on one form
  • Data sheets and graphs for academic, behavioral, and IEP data
  • Organizational tools for establishing a data collection system
  • Handouts for building your data collection notebook
Cindy Golden, Ed.D., is a Principal/Psychologist of NorthStar Educational and Therapeutic Services, part of the Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Supports; Founder of OMAC Consulting; and Editor of the website Special Needs Resource Magazine.
Title:The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need To Organize, Manage, And Monitor Classroom DataFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:159857924X

ISBN - 13:9781598579246

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Table of Contents

About the Forms and Tools
About the Author
Introduction: Becoming a Classroom Detective
    I Preparing for Data Collection
  • 1 The Step-by-Step Process of Data Collection: What You Need to Know
  • 2 Determining the Specific Issue and Defining the Target Behavior or Focus
    II Collecting Your Data
  • 3 Academic Data and Progress Monitoring
  • 4 Behavioral Data
  • 5 IEP Data
  • 6 Establishing Your Data Collection System
    III Data Analysis and Follow-Up
  • 7 Analyzing Data
  • 8 Data-Based Decision Making
    IV Your Classroom Data Toolkit
  • A Academic and Progress Monitoring Forms
  • B Behavior Forms
  • C IEP Forms
  • D Organizational Tools: Establishing a Data Collection System
Appendix A Building Your Data Collection Notebook: Handouts, Embellishments, and Extras
Appendix B Answers to Quick Quizzes