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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.

Not Surveying Grads? A Missed Opportunity for School Improvement?

With more schools reporting an increase in students taking college-level courses and graduating with college credits, are we really preparing them better for college?  If more students are participating in Advanced Placement Exams, does that mean we are preparing them better?  Who would know better than your graduates?

GraduatesHow many schools successfully follow-up with seniors 6-18 months after graduation?  How many schools gather senior exit data as they prepare for graduation?   Imagine being able to see the fruits of your hard work in preparing students for success in their chosen career.    From their perspective, how well were they prepared and what could have been done better?  Without this information, schools may just be missing out on the most valuable tools available in determining their success as an educational institution.

This monumental task just may be too cumbersome to ensure a successful outcome in-house. Sure, there are easy-to-use survey programs available on the internet.  However, this is only part of the total equation.  What about the time involved in formulating questions, distributing the surveys and keeping up with address changes of graduates?  Then, there is the time-consuming task of producing the data in an easy-to-read format.  There is also the issue of data integrity and making sure that each student who responds only takes the survey once.  After all of this work, how many responses do you really get? 

Businesses such as LifeTrack Services, Inc. offer a proven and secure third-party, unbiased approach to collecting and reporting both senior exit data and postgraduate data at 18 months and 5 years.  LifeTrack touts their most popular Graduate Survey program which tracks your student from graduation for 5 years using all avenues for a response including traditional mail, follow-up calls, via a fully staffed call center,  QR codes,  email and text response.  This gets your school the best response rate while saving you time and money allowing you to focus on your job and receive this valuable data.

Prices for the  LifeTrack Graduate Survey program are an affordable $14.00 per student for this comprehensive service including the compilation reports as well as follow-up contact with the student.  Given that schools invest $50-70,000 to educate a student from kindergarten to graduation, spending $13.50 to follow-up on this investment seems to just make good economic sense.

Contact LifeTrack Services at 800-738-6466, www.graduate-surveys.com