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Data Wall

Behavior Data Wall


The purpose of the data wall is to serve as a visual representation of each student’s progress in our program.

*It can be used by students to determine how he/she compares to peers.

*It can be used by staff and administrators to determine how one advisor’s students compare to another advisor’s students in the area of behavior.

How It Is Updated

*Every student will start on Level 1 (red card and red lanyard with his/her ID).

*Point sheet total percentages for all 7 periods (6 classes plus lunch) will be configured using an excel program designed by Jodie Tuttle.

*Using percentage totals from the day before, staff will move a student’s card to the next day if that student achieved 70% or more of his/her points. So if a student is on Day 3 and they have a good day, the card will be moved to Day 4. If not successful, the card stays on Day 3.

*The cards will be moved during social skills class. This will be done either at the beginning of class or at the end. It will not take the place of an entire class’s curriculum.

*On Mondays, students will meet with their advisor 1:1 during social skills class to discuss how they’ve done the previous week. The other students will be working independently or talking with the class’s para or Cindy, our intervention para.

How Progress Impacts Our Students

*If a student is not given a set amount of time to stay at Passages, that student will need to complete all three levels (red, yellow, and green) in order to exit our program.

*If a student is given a set amount of time, he/she will not need to complete all three levels to return to their home school. However, if no meaningful progress has been made, his/her time may be extended.

*Each student’s advisor will need to lead our team to plan for meaningful individualized interventions for the school to use with the student upon his/her transition.

Why We Want a Data Wall

*Using data to determine our success with students is good professional practice.

* Using data to determine our instructional approach is good professional practice.

*Using visual displays helps everyone see how we are doing at a glance. No in-depth study is required.

*When we see someone is “falling down” we can respond more quickly, before they give up completely.

*****When a student misses a partial day based on an excused absence they will be rewarded a move on the data wall if and only if they earn 70% of their points for the remaining part of the day and turn in all missing work from their absence within 2 days.