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  • Austin Jones

Top Data Points For PTAs To Collect

PTA groups often collect and analyze data and statistics to help identify areas where they can make a positive impact on the school community. This might include gathering information on attendance rates, test scores, and other measures of academic performance, as well as collecting feedback from students, parents, and teachers about the school's programs and policies.

In addition to using this data to inform their decision-making, PTA groups may also use it to advocate for changes or improvements at the school, district, or state level.

The proof is always in the pudding. Having data to address your communities needs is always best. If you want to provide higher performance to your school and serve your students the best. We need the data behind them.

There are many different data points that a PTA group might choose to record about their school, depending on their goals and priorities. Some potential data points that a PTA might consider tracking include:

  1. Attendance rates: This can help identify trends or patterns in student attendance, and may be used to develop strategies for improving attendance.

  2. Test scores: Tracking test scores can provide insight into the academic performance of the school and help identify areas where students may need additional support.

  3. Student demographics: Gathering information on the age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status of the school's student body can help the PTA understand the needs and challenges of their school community.

  4. Teacher and staff demographics: Understanding the diversity and experience of the school's teaching and support staff can help the PTA support and advocate for their needs.

  5. Parent and community involvement: Tracking participation in PTA events and programs can help the PTA understand how well they are engaging with the school community.

  6. School resources and facilities: Gathering information on the condition of the school's facilities and resources can help the PTA identify areas where improvements may be needed.

  7. Student and parent satisfaction: Gathering feedback from students and parents about their experiences at the school can help the PTA understand their needs and concerns, and identify areas for improvement.

Ultimately, the specific data points that a PTA chooses to track will depend on the group's goals and priorities, as well as the resources and capacity available to them.

SoshWallet wants to help collect these data points. We want to help your school be more accountable and transparent! Together we can create a better environment for students. It all starts with recording the key data points like financial activity in the PTA, school, and student households!

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