Free Data Collection/Analysis Tools from Project ACHIEVE
Project ACHIEVE has developed a number of data collection and analysis tools and resources to guide its comprehensive school improvement processes. Some of these tools help to identify the current needs or status of a district, school, staff, or student. Some help collect and analyze data that leads to instructional or intervention recommendations. Still others help evaluate the integrity or results of an implemented intervention.
We hope that these tools and resources available are useful to you. Please recommend them to others, and let us know if there are any consultation services that we can provide to supplement these instruments.
SPRINT Master Log and Consultation Referral Audit
The SPRINT (School Prevention, Review, and Intervention Team) process is Arkansas’ early intervention/Response-to-Intervention process at the school level. It involves both a data-based, functional assessment problem-solving process to identify needed interventions for students who are not responding to effective classroom instruction or behavioral management. This process is implemented at the individual teacher level, the grade-level or instructional SPRINT team level, and building SPRINT team level. In other states, this process may be called the Student Assistance Team, Building Intervention Team, Student Services Team, or Child Study Team process.
This instrument is used at both the SPRINT Grade-level and Building-level Team levels to track cases that are referred/considered by those two respective teams on an individual student level. The Log can track the students reviewed by the SPRINT teams chronologically across a school year; and track SPRINT team activities on an individual student basis as part of a running record.
Finally, the Master Log’s information can be reformatted across all student cases over a specified period of time so that a school can identify referral, assessment, or intervention trends that will help it to plan its future instruction, personnel, and intervention approaches and needs.
Document coming soon.
The Scale of Staff Interactions and School Cohesion and its Scoring Tool
The Scale of Staff Interactions and School Cohesion consists of 25 items and three scales (Staff Understanding of the School’s Mission and Expectations, Staff Collaboration and Cohesion, and Effective Staff Practices and Interactions) that staff rate along a five-point scale from 1- Excellent to 5- Poor relative to their perceptions of the staff in their school. The scale was designed to evaluate the ongoing quality of the staff interactions that support effective school processes and activities. A link to the scale is below, as well as another link to a spreadsheet that will facilitate the scoring process.
The Scale of Effective School Discipline and Safety and its Scoring Tool
The Scale of Effective School Discipline and Safety consists of 58 items and five factors (Teachers’ Effective Classroom Management Skills, Students’ Positive Behavioral Interactions and Respect, Holding Students Accountable for their Behavior: Administration and Staff, Teachers’ Contribution to a Positive School Climate, and School Safety and Security: Staff, Students, and School Grounds) that staff rated along a five-point scale from 1- Strongly Agree to 5- Strongly Disagree. The scale was designed to evaluate school staff attitudes and beliefs regarding the degree to which positive and effective positive school discipline and safety processes exist in their school. A link to the scale is below, as well as another link to a spreadsheet that will facilitate the scoring process.
Virtual Data Wall/Spreadsheet for the Quarterly Student Achievement Reviews (Q-STARs) and Annual Reviews of Student Progress Monitoring
Conducting Annual School Review of Student Progress Monitoring and Quarterly Student Achievement Review (Q-STAR) Meetings to Evaluate All Students’ Academic and Behavioral Progress: Process, Preparation, and Implementation
With all of the assessment information and data that are collected, formally and informally, on different students by different people at different times, it is important for school personnel to periodically review their data collection processes and whether or not these processes are helping students to progress over time. Relative to the former area, this Technical Assistance paper describes how to conduct an annual (in April) review of the school’s response-to-instruction and intervention data collection and analysis process. Relative to the latter area, the paper describes how to conduct Quarterly STudent Achievement Reviews (Q-STARs) that systematically track the academic and social, emotional, and behavioral achievement of every student in the school.
Quarterly Data Meeting TA Paper
In addition to this TA paper, the link below provides an Excel spreadsheet that can be used as a “Virtual Data Wall” that tracks the status and progress of individual students during a school year. This spreadsheet can also be used to evaluate the number and types of assessments being used in a school as part of the annual review of student progress monitoring approaches.
Document coming soon.
SurveyMonkey Format for the Development of a Consultant Resource Directory
The School-Based Professional Resource Survey: Explanation And Implementation
Schools and districts rarely know the level of skills and expertise that they have on their faculties. One way to identify this information is to create a directory outlining the instructional and intervention backgrounds, experiences, and skills of a school’s staff by periodically asking them (e.g., once every three years) to complete a simple two-page questionnaire. On this questionnaire, staff can provide the following information: their formal degrees and areas of certification or specialization, their formal areas of in-service training and professional development, academic and/or behavioral areas of expertise, and their special skills or talents or hobbies. This information can then be combined to create a Consultant Resource Directory. This Technical Assistant paper explains how to create a Consultant Resource Directory, and it provides a sample questionnaire that can be used for staff completion.
Consultant Resource Survey
This second document provides a protocol for collecting the information used in the Consultant Resource Directory through SurveyMonkey or a similar web-based survey approach.