Super Fun Data Forms

Data is a four-letter word for most people, inducing eye-rolls and anxiety, but I won't let that spoil the fun for me. Helpful data is worth its weight in gold, in terms of its usefulness in setting attainable goals, planning instruction, conferring, small group work, and more. Here are just a few examples of data forms that I've found helpful.

Disclaimer: Each of these forms has pros and cons. The first form, for example, highlights accuracy, which I do not love--but it is a quick at-a-glance snapshot of the whole class. The second form is my current favorite. I like to keep a stack of these right next to me to use alongside running running records, jotting notes on this form after each running record (rather than filling out a giant stack of forms at the end of the day).