Individual Student Data Collection Forms
Purpose of student data collection tools
- To provide an efficient data collection system that gives educators a method for evaluating student performance at the individual level by providing: immediate feedback, embedded graphing, and embedded analysis.
- To evaluate the impact of START’s training and resources at the student level on three specific target behaviors: Independence, Engagement, and Social Interaction.
Why these 3 behaviors?
These three target behaviors have been shown in the research to have a significant impact on the quality of life for students with ASD.
- Independence data provides an opportunity to improve performance in routines at school, at home, and in the community
- Engagement data provides an opportunity to improve participation in general education classroom activities and/or increase opportunities to spend more time in general education classrooms and with the general education curriculum
- Social data (initiations and responding) provides an opportunity to develop friendships within and outside of the classroom which has also shown to impact academic performance and aid in classroom management.
Independence data is collected through task analyzing a routine and observing the level of independence completing that routine then developing a plan to improve independence. Given the importance of independence as a goal and using the independence data collection tool to measure progress, we have developed video examples of this process. These examples show how independence is promoted from early childhood up to older students.
K-12 Independence Examples:
Early Childhood Independence Examples:
Putting on Shoes
Early Childhood Independence Example: Transitions from Preferred to Non-Preferred
Student Engagement Data
- Early Childhood Social Interaction Data Form
- Early Childhood – Social Skills Assessment
- Early Childhood – Social Skills Assessment Progress Report
- Elementary Social Interaction Data Form
- Elementary – Social Skills Assessment
- Elementary – Social Skills Assessment Progress Report
- Secondary Social Interaction Data Form
- Secondary – Social Skills Assessment
- Secondary – Social Skills Assessment Progress Report