8 Creative Ways to Use ELD-AAC Data to Inform Instruction


One of the most powerful features of ELD-AAC is its robust data tracking capabilities. But simply looking at the analytics isn’t enough – you need to know how to apply that data creatively to really maximize outcomes. In this article, we’ll explore 8 proven methods SLPs can use to harness ELD-AAC data to actively inform their instruction.

Creative Way #1: Gauge Task Comprehension

ELD-AAC provides detailed accuracy data on student responses for each activity. Regularly review comprehension rates on tasks to gain insights into gaps. If a student consistently struggles with a particular activity, analyze error patterns and then adjust your lessons to focus on building up the weak areas uncovered. Closing comprehension gaps is key.

Creative Way #2: Determine Vocabulary Knowledge

Vocabulary-focused activities in ELD-AAC offer the chance to check students’ familiarity with words. Dive into the data to identify terms students consistently missed. These missed words should then be prioritized by dedicating practice to actively strengthening knowledge of the unfamiliar vocabulary uncovered through the analytics.

Creative Way #3: Spot Pattern Errors

Carefully detect if students are frequently missing certain grammar patterns and rules based on their response errors in activities. For example, a student may consistently use the wrong pronoun or struggle with past tense verb forms. Use those insights to intentionally target the error-prone forms directly in your lessons and practice.

Creative Way #4: Customize Settings

Leverage performance data on higher difficulty levels to determine readiness to advance task settings and vocabulary. Move students up progressively to more complex activities and symbol arrays as ELD-AAC data shows their skills developing and mastery strengthening.

Creative Way #5: Track Longitudinal Growth

Compile ELD-AAC analytics on a weekly, monthly, quarterly basis to quantify accuracy and skill gains over time. Share customized visual progress reports with parents and students. Use trends to celebrate wins!

Creative Way #6: Compare Activity Performance

Contrast accuracy rates across the suite of ELD-AAC activities to identify relative strengths and weaknesses for each student. Assign additional individualized practice on trouble areas where the analytics indicate lower performance.

Creative Way #7: Evaluate Interventions

When making adjustments like incorporating new rewards or targeted activities, analyze ELD-AAC data before and after the change to evaluate the intervention's true effectiveness, allowing refinements.

Creative Way #8: Set Data-Driven Goals

Let ELD-AAC response patterns, metrics, and progress guide data-driven IEP goal setting. For example, if data shows issues with prepositions, create goals around improving prepositional use.


ELD-AAC data is invaluable, but must be actively applied. Use these 8 proven methods creatively to get the most mileage from your app analytics. To learn more data-driven best practices for AAC, explore our blog. And check out ELD-AAC’s award-winning AAC solutions at our website.


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