First, hats off to A Day In Our Shoes© for developing and sharing the above PDF. It is an EASY way for parents to capture quick data daily while they and the school people are providing homebound students with virtual learning.
I know, I'm asking families to take on another task when buckets are already full. Everyone wants life to go back to normal. Included in that normal is for the kiddies to be back in school where the trained professionals are. People: just as you got data and progress reports from the teachers, you need to provide data and progress reports to the teachers! In the words of the CT SPED MATH DUDE "The script has been flipped!"
An Individual Education Program (IEP) depends on data to drive decisions. Think of your child as the raw material that goes into the education process. Just as in other processes and industries, teams must effectively communicate critical data for effective decision making. Here's an example: in healthcare, data is taken, tests are performed, and physicians and nurses chart on all patients. The teams meet and discuss the data frequently. During every shift change there is review of data and discussion prior to hand off of patients to other team members.
Your home is now the classroom. You are the paraprofessional supporting the student, your child. You have never been in a better position to observe and take data on your child's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance. Take data. Seriously, take data. Share it with the teachers, with your child's special education case manager. Keep a copy of the data you've collected. When it is time to review and revise IEP goals and objectives, your records will provide much needed data to effectively drive decisions critical to your child's future.