Graphing and Progress Evaluation in Schools

Graphing and Progress Evaluation in Schools 

This course covers how academic and behavioral progress can be evaluated using various graphing techniques. This course will help you learn to display, analyze, and review data in order to make important decisions regarding teaching methods or behavioral interventions. You will learn how to graph different types of data and use visual inspection to determine if progress is evident on specific educational objectives. This course provides an overview and step-by-step guide to graphing progress data. Graphs presented include line graphs, bar graphs (histograms), and cumulative graphs and includes opportunities for practicing the application of graphing data.


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-SPED2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Determine which graphing methods are appropriate for various types of data.
Prepare data for graphing and visual analysis, and label various elements of graphs.
Graph data using various types of graphs, including line and bar graphs.
Interpret and evaluate progress using various types of graphs.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Evaluating Progress in the School Setting
A. The Necessity of Evaluating Progress
B. Using Data to Evaluate Progress
C. Visual Inspection and Graphing
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 3: Frequency Data and Progress Evaluation
A. Frequency Data Review
B. Rate Conversion
C. Graphing Frequency Data
D. Evaluating the Data
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 4: Duration and Latency Data and Progress Evaluation
A. Review of Duration and Latency Data
B. Data Conversion
C. Graphing Duration and Latency Data
D. Evaluating the Data
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 5: Interval Data and Progress Evaluation
A. Review of Interval Recording
B. Rate Conversion
C. Graphing Interval Data
D. Evaluating the data
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 6: Cumulative Graphing Methods
A. Cumulative Graphs
B. Ratio Graphs
C. Bar Graphs
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 7: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!
F. Exam

Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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