One of the GREATEST things that a teacher can do is put the ownership in the hands of their students! Students, parents and administration, inundate us with demands and if we can give our students some more responsibility it makes your life a little easier and gives your students important life skills.
These ELA student data sheets cover include three kinds of data sheets and one excel spreadsheet:
A Fluency graph: Teach your students to track their WCPM (Words Correct Per Minute) for readings. It is suggested that students always have the opportunity to rehearse and practice passages before being expected to read out loud, but you can also use this tracker for unpracticed passages.
A writing graph: Using the K-2 6+1 traits rubric (I like THIS rubric) score your students writing samples and give them the total score (add up all the scores from each area for a total possible of 42 points)
Reading Level Tracker: This tracker allows students to track how many levels they improve by over the course of the school year. This tracks growth, not grade level benchmark since I am a special education teacher and most of my students are not at grade level but this is easily changed and can be adjusted to apply to all reading systems.
Writing Excel spreadsheet: This allows you to track each individual part of student writing based on the 6+1 rubric and see progress throughout the year. This is useful for report card time or to see what area to focus your writing instruction