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Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation

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Importance of Data Collection

Data collection is a crucial aspect of educational support, encompassing various behaviors that provide valuable insights into student progress and the effectiveness of instructional strategies.

Types of Behaviors Observed:

  1. Social Behaviors
  2. Learning Behaviors
  3. Adaptive or Self-Help Behaviors
  4. Executive Functional Behaviors

Significance of Data Collection

Data collection serves a primary purpose, capturing information related to:

  1. Frequency
  2. Proportion
  3. Duration
  4. Intensity

Academic Progress Metrics

Direct Evidence of Academic Progress:

    • Increasing accuracy in rapid-response with arithmetic facts
    • Improved percentage of correct answers on spelling tests
    • Increasing length of written passages produced
    • Growth in reading level over an extended period

Behaviors Facilitating Academic Progress:

    • Preparedness (e.g., ability to produce the necessary materials)
    • Time-on-task when working independently
    • Attention span when listening
    • Patience when seeking help

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Collaborative Reflection

If undertaking this unit collaboratively, engaging in discussions with fellow educators can enhance understanding. Consider discussing:

  • What data have you collected and why?
  • What insights did the team gain from the collected data?
  • Has data collection led to changes in IEP or instructional goals in your experience? What changes occurred?

Individual Reflection

For those completing the module individually, reflecting on the provided questions and jotting down answers can pave the way for later discussions with team members. Sharing experiences and insights contributes to continuous improvement in educational support strategies.

Module: Communication and Collaboration

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