Why I did it:
- Our school has data team meetings often. During these meetings, we are expected to bring data for numerous students and I got tired of carrying 4-9 binders all around the school for meetings!
- I sadly spend some time at home doing progress reports and it was a pain to lug home 9 binders! Bringing home one binder is much easier...
I kept it simple by keeping all of our data and materials in 2 central locations: a data wall and 1 binder.
A data wall/ a clipboard for every student:
I made a data clipboard for each kiddo. All of the clipboards are hung on a central wall in the classroom. This is a great "data wall" for administrators or observers to see when they come into your classroom! It's also easy to grab a clipboard and pen throughout the day whenever a para or I are working with a kiddo. Each clipboard has 1 data sheet for each IEP goal. Most of the goal sheets are big enough for 1-2 weeks of data.
The binder has 3 labeled tabs for each student. Each student has a tab for: 1) blank copies of data sheets, 2) completed data sheets, and 3) graphs.
At the end of each week, I spend my planning time adding data to graphs and stocking the clipboards with blank data sheets. We are on week 8 of school and I'm pretty happy with how smoothly this is going!
Do you have any tips to share about managing the craziness that is IEP data?!