I created a simple documentation sheet that has the student's name, IEP date, and a spot to fill in the week. After that a condensed version of the goals are listed. Lastly there is a table that contains the days of the week, the goal numbers, and spots for documentation. The blanks are not big and I don't want to read or write novels for every little thing so this works for me.
|I can put the template up on Google Docs maybe or email it if someone would like it... it's just a picture for now.|
Is there always something recorded every day, in every category? No, not always. (Especially with students that have more than just 2 goals.)
Do I only record information when the activity completed is what is expressly written in the goal? No. For instance, a student has a math goal and what is being done in class stems from the ability to accomplish what was stated in the goal, I'll usually record that information too.
Do I have a written record stored in binders or folders that help me see where my students are at (particularly the students I only see once a week)? Yes. It's a quick at a glance. I can highlight key information, and this information helps me to make more informed decisions.
I feel that this system works best when I am the one doing the instruction/coteaching in the room. I'm not in every room that my student's are. The paras I work with have inclosed clipboards, sticky notes have worked better than copies of the documentation sheet to jot a quick note about the day's activities, how the student did. These notes are put on to the documentation chart in my room; either quickly jotting down, or sticking them down in the right box on the chart. I have a para that works for me in the school I'm not able to be at often. Her notes are great, and a wonderful reflection of where the students are at. Not a perfect system, but workable for me.
I'm not sure that this system would work for all, but it's an idea if anyone is looking for different ways to organize.