Our group offers support on creating visual displays with data using Excel. Dr. Susan Koceski, Diane Katakowski and I work together with about 12 educators in our computer lab. Participants bring their own raw data (behavior, IEP goals or academic progress monitoring).
Then we work alongside participants helping them to make sense of the data they bring.
Visual displays are meant to inform or pursuade. They are effective means for communicating a message to a specific audience. You must clarify what your message is before determining how to harness the numbers to achieve your goal.