Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A; Data-Driven Practice 5A, 5C, 5D
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.75

Do you know how to correctly take data for SPED students? In this 45-minute course, you’ll learn the foundation of correctly collect data for your SPED students so that you have an accurate understanding of their needs. You’ll learn how to set up data situations, how to record data, and how to use example situations to improve your work. No matter what your role in the SPED team, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to take data.

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Data is the backbone of special education programs, so we have to make sure that we’re collecting data in the right way. Taking data for SPED students is more complicated than simply checking off boxes. Sometimes even the way we collect data can skew what’s really happening.

When data collection isn’t done correctly, it doesn’t give us an accurate picture of where a student is academically and what they need. We know that you want your SPED students to thrive, so that’s why “Data Collection for SPED – How to Take Data” was created.

In this 45-minute course presented by Noodle Nook, veteran SPED educator Ayo Jones shares how to make sure that you’re collecting data in the right way. This course is perfect for anyone on a SPED team. 

After taking the course, you’ll understand how to:
  • Start with the goal in mind
  • Set up data situations correctly
  • Analyze example data situations
  • Record data on the sheet
  • Correctly note support, cues, and prompts

Other courses in this series:

Data Collection in Special Education – An Overview
Data Collection for SPED – Setting up Your Data
Data Collection for SPED – Data Analysis
Data Collection for SPED – Levels of Prompting
Data Collection for SPED – Prompt Dependency

Ayo Jones is an experienced special education teacher, successful instructional coach, and charismatic professional speaker. Driven by her love for all things special education, Ayo provides educators teaching students with significant disabilities exactly what they need to survive and thrive. In her over 15 years in education, she has coached hundreds of teachers, trained thousands of educational professionals, and developed curriculum for tens of thousands of students with disabilities. She is a regular consultant to multiple school districts and educational support centers throughout Texas and beyond as well as in West Africa, where she does outreach to underserved students.

Ayo is the founder of Noodle Nook, an online resource for teachers in special education, providing tools for classroom success. She hosts a teacher podcast, is a published author, and delivers curriculum to teachers worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Best known for her engaging public speaking, Ayo’s captivating presence and witty delivery have made her a sought-after professional trainer.

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46 reviews for Data Collection for SPED – How to Take Data

  1. Karen – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Good review.

  2. Stacy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    great information and examples

  3. Kathy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative – a lot of information to digest.

  4. Abby – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    this was very helpful for a 1st year teacher

  5. Nina – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Great information and practice.

  6. Bonnie – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful if you are in the Special Education Dept.

  7. becky – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


  8. Dana – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    good info, great presenter

  9. Erin – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Good information

  10. Karen – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Well done.

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