Documentation & Data Analysis - HSU Course

In this University-Partnered Academic-Credit course provided through Humboldt State University, you will learn how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to collect academic and behavioral data. You will learn how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation and to better help teach mastery of course concepts. At the end of the course you will build both a data collection lesson plan to immediately use in the classroom, aligned to a specific lesson and focused on academic improvements in students, as well as a documentation action plan focused on a more holistic approach to documenting a student’s behavioral and academic struggles. You’ll begin the course by exploring documentation, so that you can plan an effective and efficient means of collecting and cataloging student information. You’ll consider some behavioral data to track, then you’ll spend time identifying specific academic factors to monitor and track over time. Finally, you’ll review how to analyze data and address student misconceptions in academics.

This course will provide you with an action plan for developing documentation and data collection methods that are purposeful and targeted to your classroom. You’ll also analyze current research and apply it to your teaching, and you’ll build targeted resources that will help improve implementation of the ideas in this course.


  • Price: $115.00
  • Credit Type: Academic Credit / Licensure
  • Credits: 1 Unit Credit, Humboldt State University
  • HSU Subject & Catalog: EDUC x701
  • Class Number: 27314
  • 30 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course
*Pricing includes Model Teaching’s course fee of $65 & Humboldt State University’s academic credit fee of $50.  You will only be charged $65 at registration.

Learn How to Actively Monitor Your Students to Collect Academic/ Behavioral Data

Learn How to Analyze Trends to Identify Student Misconceptions & Gaps in Understanding

Learn How to Properly Record Student Information, Manage Student Records, & Share Student Information with Colleagues & Parents

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What You Will Learn In This Course:

  1. Identify purposes for documentation and generate student folder plans that meet the documentation purpose.
  2. Analyze behavioral and academic behavior student trackers and learn to apply it to tracking and documenting students throughout classroom instruction.
  3. Compose an active monitoring planning guide and data collection procedures aligned to a specific academic skill to help identify student progress.
  4. Assess students using multiple progress measurement and tracking tools, and identify methods for providing feedback and addressing student misconceptions in content.
  5. Compile course content and generate a comprehensive documentation and data analysis action plans to implement into the classroom and help inform student progress.
  6. Compose targeted supplemental resources to ensure action plan implementation of student documentation and data collection in the classroom.
  7. Analyze and defend research articles covering the main topics within the course, to reflect on the research’s impact in the classroom.
  8. Plan, reflect, and report on implementation progress using a Classroom Implementation Plan.

    Course Guiding Questions:

    How can I continuously monitor the progress of my students and build a plan that uses appropriate data collection methods to inform me of student growth?

    Who are my struggling students and how can I document their difficulties in a way that will enlist the support I need from my administrators?

    1 Unit Credit:

    This course falls under Humboldt State University’s 700-799 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes.  At the conclusion of the course, Model Teaching will review your submitted content and send the results to Humboldt State University. This course is for 1 Credit Unit and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with Humboldt State University. Upon course completion, you will receive a certificate of completion from Model Teaching, along with instructions to submit to Humboldt State University to receive your Academic Units.

      Please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

      Our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES, such as this course, allow you to earn regionally-accredited units or credits, accepted by most states for teacher re-certification requirements.


      Shayna Pond, Instructor

      M.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 
      Baylor College of Medicine
      Principal Certificate
      Rice University
      B.S. Physics
      Louisiana State University

      Experience & Credentials:
      Over 10 Years of Teaching or Tutoring Experience
      Former Assistant Principal
      Former Lead Teacher
      President of Action Potential Learning

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      Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

      The course comes with 30 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!  These include:

      • ABC Tracker
      • Behavior Tracker
      • Effectiveness Rubric
      • Parent Contact Log
      • Conference Form
      • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Writing
      • Assessment Data Collection Template
      • Data Collection Planning Guide
      • Supplemental Resource Design Template
      • ABC Tracker Sample
      • Documentation Implementation Plan
      • Documentation Purposes Guide
      • Referral Process Log
      • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Math
      • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Data Examples
      • Data Analysis Guide
      • On/Off Task Behavior Tracker
      • Research Article Analysis Template
      • Academic Tracker
      • Creating Student Files Guide
      • Intervention Log
      • Team Meeting Documentation Tracker
      • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Reading
      • Active Monitoring Planning Guide
      • Data Collection Lesson Plan
      • Progression of Skills Mastery Tracker
      • Classroom Implementation Plan Template

      High-Quality Virtual Presentations

      Our high-quality lessons are presented by your instructor in a virtual learning environment that is designed to mirror live, on-campus workshops. Choose to watch or read all lessons at any time and take advantage of our high-quality resources provided for immediate implementation of your new skills.

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      Courses are accessible to you at any time and are accessible on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. After registration, you will have access to all course lessons, templates, & assignments for one year. Take your courses at your own pace.  Pause any time and continue where you left off.  You will receive instructor feedback at each step of the course as you progress through the curriculum at your own convenience.


      Live Feedback & Communication

      Our courses are designed to simulate live instruction. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback from your instructor within 24- 48 hours of your submissions as you proceed through lessons and activities. If you have a question, reach out to your instructor through our built-in messaging system or directly by email or phone.

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