TrackingBehavior.org

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This program  is optimized to run on Microsoft Excel 2007.  Some quality may be lost in other versions.

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This report begins with date, time, and class observed.

The first chart tells how many minutes the students were on task, off task, and out of seat. Also, the number of minutes they were disruptive.

The two graphs show target student  information visually, using the number of ten second time segments each behavior was charted.

The large graph is self explanatory. It graphs the target student’s behaviors as they happened. A successful student would show little variation from the On Task line.

On the Input page, you type the SUMMARY. It should describes what was going on in class. It is a place to note teacher/peer responses to the student. It is a place to describe details of the observation.

The On Task Analysis program measures performance over a half hour period of time.   The target student and two control students are observed and scored every ten seconds.                                                             (this is a good pace — observe-record-observe).  Multiple observations in various settings give the most accurate picture.

The resulting report graphically compares performances. This program turns observed behavior into data. Pretty cool!

Use this program:

      1.  to observe on-task performance in the classroom setting

      2.  for a graphical comparison of target and typical students

      3.  as part of the process of determining the impact of disability on learning

                 (NOTE: One copy of this program is needed for each targeted student.)

The report below is a sample half hour observation.

Page One

Page Two

This is a copy of the student performance graph from page one.

These two charts graph the performance of Control students A and B. Showing these three graphs together allows for clear comparison. Often parents see their child as “active”. But this visual comparison along with poor grades sends up the red flags!

Busy doctors appreciate this easy-to-read report.  It can play a role in a diagnosis/treatment.

Finally, this chart & graph summarize overall performance during this observation period.