I think I’ve made approximately 579 different speech therapy data sheets in my career. Taking data is a beast…especially in the schools. But it’s something we ALL have to do.
No matter how many times I revamp it, I always feel like I can somehow make it easier. And (#realtalk) I wish I could tell you that I’ve finally found the secret sauce to make data-taking easy. I’ve definitely made it easi-ER and more streamlined, but it’ll never be less work.
So, I’m here today to show you all my favorite speech therapy data sheets, in case you need some new ideas. The important thing is to find something that works for you…and actually do it. Actually take the dang data and watch out for these 5 mistakes.
Printable Data Sheets
Good old fashion printed data sheets are super helpful. Out of all the ones I’ve made in the past, these have been my favorites:
- The one with several students on one sheet – This one is great if you need a one stop shop for all the data you gathered in the day. If you don’t feel like flipping through individual data sheets throughout the day, this one’s for you.
- The one with the place for marking support – I love this one since it has space to mark the level of support the student needed to address the skill.
- The one that you can laminate and use dry erase markers – Here’s another one with lots of students in one spot. I like to laminate it and use dry erase markers on it. Just transfer to their individual forms when you’re done.
All of these plus lots more printable sheets are FREE for the taking in my resource library! Access them here.
Digital Data Sheets
If you’re thinking of moving to digital data sheets (or maybe you already have), I’m right there with you. The past couple years I’ve been trying to transition that way myself. Here are my favorite digital sheets:
- The one on Google sheets – I love this one because you can access it from any device, as long as you have internet. I can easily see what goals I need to work on, and everything is customizable!
Grab this template for free in my resource library!
- The one in the fancy planner – If you have a digital planner, you can take data right there inside of it as well. It’s also a Google slides document and customizable.
Try this sample tally sheet page for free as well! Be on the lookout for some new updates coming to the planner next year. I can’t wait to share them with you!
As far as digital is concerned, there are also several paid online tools that you can use to easily track your data. Sometimes you just need a fresh idea to see what works for you. I hope some of these come in handy on your data-taking journey.
Grab your free data sheets anytime! Let me know if you have any questions!