Do you understand the importance of data? Can you create data sheets and collect data with integrity? Do you develop graphs to analyze the information? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you have a strong foundation. But, then what? What do you do with the data to make instructional decisions? How do you apply what you've learned through the rich collection and analysis processes in a way that is meaningful to the person you support as well as their team and/or family? Join us for a training as we explore all the possibilities of applying data in a way that matters.

Are you someone who embraces the data collection and information sharing process and may actually find it fun? Or are you someone who finds this process cumbersome? Do you have the skills needed to use data to make informed decisions? No matter where you fall along the continuum, we can all become “data champions.” This training will explore ways to either become or to improve your skills as a “data champion” within your agency and in your everyday life to make the data collection process efficient, meaningful, and purposeful for the people we support.

After viewing this training, it is recommended you watch the 3-part series called "Getting the Most out of Data Collection and Analysis"

This session walks through strategies to create an individualized data sheet that will easily capture information necessary to report on progress. Examples for behavioral supports, teaching adaptive skills, and employment skills are shared.

It is recommended you watch "Becoming a Data Champion" prior to watching this series.

This session provides information for how to take a data sheet and set up an Excel file, in order to graph and analyze the information. Tips and Tricks for graphing the data are also provided.

This session provides strategies to quickly and effectively analyze graphed data to make informed, instructional decisions.

Many people who analyze data using Excel are familiar with how to create simple line and bar graphs. But, it is often tedious to line up the raw data correctly for each graph. Within Excel, there are many different ways to analyze data that may not be as familiar. This session  highlights how Excel can be used to create Pivot Tables to make data analysis more efficient and comprehensive. A basic understanding of Excel functions and how to create simple charts is recommended before viewing this training.

Every good support plan relies on accurate data collection.  This training will examine ways that we can motivate families to get on board with collecting data.  It will offer tips and strategies to ensure that families have the tools they need to collect consistent and accurate data. .

Providing supports will be most successful when there is a match between instructional strategies and a participant’s current stage of learning related to the behavior or skill. It is important to understand the participant’s baseline related to the goal/objective in order to develop a good instructional plan. This training provides an overview of the stages of learning and include methods to gather baseline information prior to implementing an instructional plan.

Note: A Certificate of Achievement is not available for viewing these Graphing Resources.