Data Collection - Labels

Data is taken on labels and then moved to a tracking sheet at a convenient time.

When to use: 

  • Use to track student behaviors or skills in a busy classroom environment. 
  • Use for behaviors that happen throughout the day. 
  • Good for taking many kinds of data. 

How to use: 

  1. Place pages of blank labels on clipboards around the room. Quickly grab a clipboard and use a label any time you need to record data. 
  2. Set up your data label with important information such as name, date, and target behavior. 
  3. Each time the student engages in the behavior, make a mark on the data label. 
  4. At the end of the observation, during a planning period, or at the end of the day, peel the label off and place it on the student’s data collection sheet. 


  • Keep a writing utensil attached to the clipboards. 


  • Print labels specific to the data you are collecting and place on clipboards around the room for easy access.