Category Archives: CTE School Surveys

Graduate Surveys Reveal Career Readiness

Graduate SurveysSchools struggle to collect necessary data regarding how well their graduates were prepared for “life after high school”.  Graduate follow-up surveys can gather feedback from graduates that are college bound, entering the work force, serving our country in the military, or pursuing other paths.  More importantly, they collect perception data about their students’ experience.  Knowing how graduates feel about their preparation for life after graduation can help schools adapt to better prepare future students.

Too often, a school is evaluated based on how many graduates attend college. Since college is not feasible for all graduates, schools should not be penalized if graduates choose to work or enter the military.  If graduates are equipped with strong reading, writing, and math skills, they can enter the work force and fill jobs needed in every community while supporting themselves.  This is success by your school!

Regardless of what graduates choose to pursue after high school, they are the best source for identifying areas where your school is excelling, as well as areas that need improvement.  A school may have the most qualified teacher available for a subject.  However, students/graduates reporting that they were not prepared in that area reveals a focus for improvement.  On the other hand, if you have a teacher that can successfully connect with students,  their successful teaching style can be adapted to ensure ALL STUDENTS SUCCEED.

Schools that do not follow-up with their graduates, are missing a critical piece of their success.   Graduate follow-up is the ultimate measure of your school’s ability to prepare students for their lives after graduation.   Most schools spend $50-70,000 to move a student from kindergarten through graduation.  Don’t let that investment walk out the door without having the ability to use their experience for school improvement.

LifeTrack Services, Inc. can offer proven programs to gather feedback from students and graduates.  Their graduate follow-up approach is unique to all other school survey programs, utilizing every method available to obtain a response and maximize the response rate to your survey including a fully staffed call center,  online surveys, QR Codes, email and text.    High response rates and meaningful data are the key to your success with school surveys.  LifeTrack takes this burden off of school staff members and provides an affordable, secure method to magnifying their graduates success with surveys.

Visit www.graduate-surveys.com or call 1-800-738-6466 for more information.

Pennsylvania School Increases Survey Response Rate with LifeTrack Surveys

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center,  located in Pennsylvania,  reached out to LifeTrack Services, Inc.  for help with their state follow-up surveys. Previous year surveys, resulting in a 9.8% completion rate, resulted in a penalty issued by the state due to a poor response rate.  The search then began for an effective and affordable solution to increasing survey response rates among students.

After employing LifeTracks’ popular survey program, survey response rates went from 9.8% to 56.6%, almost a 47% increase, indicative that LifeTracks’ proven approach to graduate follow-up does yield results.  The difference from other standard survey programs is that they use every avenue possible to get a survey response from a student.  This would include the largest differential from other standard survey methods, a call center dedicated to contacting each student in multiple attempts using different methods.  From texting links to surveys, emails, letters with QR codes that students can scan with their smart phones to access surveys and calling cell and home phone numbers, LifeTrack gets the highest possible survey response rate.

Responses are tallied and presented in easy-to-read, usable pdf files to schools.  Uses for this data are endless for school administrators, districts, teachers, PTA leaders and community.  If you want feedback from graduates, LifeTrack Services is your one-stop solution!

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Provide Insight for Prior Years with Graduate Surveys

Graduates Are you new to surveying your graduates with LifeTrack Graduate Surveys?  If so, you may be reviewing your first set of reports and graphs, providing insight into your students thoughts and allowing you to evaluate your programs and assess your performance as an educational institution.  You may even be looking forward to adding more statistical data and tracking trends by surveying this years’ graduates.

Did you know you can survey prior year grads?  Look back into the past and evaluate the results of programs you may have added using prior year surveys.  We do the work for you using our fully staffed call center that sets LifeTrack apart from all other survey programs.  Get the best response rate possible, just as you do with current year surveys, by surveying for prior years and add to your knowledgebase of valuable information about your students.   Interested or wish to discuss the possibilities?  just call us at LifeTrack at 800-738-6466 or send an email to Larry@LifeTrack-services.com.

Graduate Follow-up Programs Popular Among CTE Schools

student girl in graduation cap with diplomaCareer and Technical Education (CTE) or vocational schools have blossomed since the initial establishment of trade or apprentice schools of the past.   In today’s education world,  one can attend a CTE School for everything from Automotive Repair and Maintenance to Marine Biology.  Many students, after completing their CTE school, then transfer their credits earned to colleges of their choice and continue on with higher education.   Still the same questions beckon, which students will thrive in a hands-on environment?  Will students graduating from your school end up in the vocation you have trained them for?  How many went on to other colleges?

At LifeTrack Services, Inc., an increasing amount of CTE Schools have added Student Exit Surveys, as well as LifeTrack’s full Graduate Survey System, which includes follow-up results and reports on students for up to 5 years.   It makes sense that these types of schools would be interested in seeing whether the students they turn out in the real world end up in the vocation that they have trained for, and whether or not they stick with it.

For more information on survey programs for CTE Schools, please visit Graduate-Surveys.com or call LifeTrack Services, Inc. at 800-738-6466.