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Pennsylvania School Increases Survey Response Rate with LifeTrack Surveys

Last spring, a castudent girl in graduation cap with diplomareer and technical education
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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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

 

LifeTrack Services, Inc. Hits The Road to New Orleans

 

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As the National School Board Convention Attendees descend up on the always entertaining town of New Orleans this weekend, the annual NSBA exhibitors set up shop in the exhibit hall hoping to meet and greet with as many attendees as possible.  

LifeTrack Services will be hosting a booth at this years event.  Showcasing their always popular Graduate Follow-up Survey and Senior Exit Survey programs, they hope to be talking with their existing  clients and looking forward to meeting potential new ones.  

The fact that current LifeTrack Schools, utilizing the Graduate Follow-up program, enjoy a 60-65% response rate for their surveys taken at graduation, 6 months and again at 5 years is something to boast about.   Given that the national average is around 6-8% for using stamped envelopes  or other online survey methods, LifeTrack’s method of surveying through utilizing their fully staffed Call Center, based in in Clarkston Washington, really sets them apart from other Student Survey Methods and delivers the numbers to their schools.

 

So, if you happen to be browsing through the NSBA exhibit hall and ever wonder just how do the numbers really look for your school’s exiting seniors when it comes to college, vocational school, joining the workforce, military or just whether or not they took a successful path, stop by the LifeTrack Services Booth and check out what they have to offer.  Larry Ledgerwood, LifeTrack’s company President, and Bob Eichensehr, a retired school principal, who knows first hand about the benefits of school survey programs, will both be on hand to answer questions and discuss the benefits of surveys.

 

Have fun in New Orleans everyone!

 

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