If you are a therapist or teacher, you know how hard it can be to keep up with data collection. In my experience, it is never intentional to get behind. Most of the time therapists and teachers are too busy teaching and interacting with the students. Time gets the best of us and something has to give which can be data collection.
Why not turn over the data collection to the student? By having the student's track their own progress, it creates ownership of goal achievement. The graphic representation of the students progress can be highly motivating. If improvements are not achieved, students can reflect on what changes need to be made to the intervention plan. The biggest benefit of all - one less data collection form for you to fill out!
Check out My Goal Tracker at http://yourtherapysource.com/goaltracker.html. This NEW electronic document includes the following: samples of completed forms, goals setting worksheet, improvement ideas worksheet, goal tracking cards (for trials or percentage) and graphs to complete for daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly progress (number of trials out of 10, percentage or minutes). There is also one blank form for you to label if you are monitoring goals in a different manner. Complete the goal worksheet, print the necessary forms and place in a binder. The student can then graph his/her progress accordingly.