Free Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Data Collection Sheets

While Thread Learning is a digital platform and we believe in electronic data collection, we also understand some still prefer to use traditional pen and paper methods to gather and analyze data.

That’s why we created these free ABA data sheets that anyone can use as they see fit. Below is a summary of each sheet, including what types of data they collect and our suggested methods of use.

These sheets are free to download, and who knows, if you like what you see, maybe down the road you’ll try our electronic option!

Trial Data Sheets (20 + 10 trials)

Discrete trial training (DTT) is one of the most common techniques used in Applied Behavior Analysis for students with autism or on the spectrum. The goal of this one-to-one approach is to teach these students new cognitive and social skills.

These ABA data sheets include input forms for ten and twenty trials to track particular actions. These allow behavior analysts (BCBAs) and special education teachers to input and track behavior-based objectives and goals for students.

You can customize each sheet to meet the needs of individual children. As practitioners identify and reinforce new skills, you can also update the trial data sheets.

ABA Interval Data Sheets (Generic + 10 minutes)

We have two free ABA interval data sheets you can use, one generic with no set times, and one broken down into ten-minute increments.

In the generic sheet, teachers can set their own time frame to monitor behavior. Ten-minute increments of activities are monitored in the ten-minute sheet.

You’ll notice a +/- section in each of these sheets. A plus means that a behavior occurred during the defined time period, while a minus means it did not.

Another factor to consider in these ABA data sheets is whole vs. partial intervals. Whole refers to the behavior being performed consistently throughout the set timeframe, while partial means the behavior was only completed partially during that time.

Some will argue that whole intervals underestimate behavior rates, while partial intervals overestimate them. We recommend experimenting with both to determine which works best for your individual students.

ABC Data Sheet

An ABC Data Sheet requires a direct form of observation and serves to track antecedent events, behaviors and consequences.

The antecedent occurs before a behavior takes place. Factors such as the environment and external instruction can impact the antecedent along with the student’s internal state of mind and feelings.

The behavior is what the primary action being performed is. This should focus on measurable and observable behaviors.

The consequence happens right after the behavior occurs. The severity of the consequences can impact the likelihood of a repeated behavior, whether it increases, decreases or remains the same.

This ABA data sheet is helpful in determining student behavior patterns. There’s also a space for additional functions and notes.

Duration Data Sheet

Our Duration Data Sheet helps to measure the length of a behavior from start to finish. It often helps to measure fits of crying, screaming, and other negative actions.

It requires a staff member paying close attention with a timer to start and stop timing. Behavior duration often rises before noticeable changes in frequency, but this sheet provides both pieces of valuable information so you can measure trends.

This ABA data sheet also allows you to calculate the percentage of time spent on the tracked behavior and average time per occurrence.

For more information on ABA data collection, please check out Behaviorbabe’s free online resources as well!