Student / Parent Evaluation Materials
Be it parent survey results or success stories, data can be a very powerful tool for the program at all levels — national, state and local.
The National Center provides many resources and tools to help make collecting, summarizing and analyzing data as easy and straightforward as possible.
Evaluation Requirements for SRTS Noninfrastructure Grants
Applicants for SRTS Noninfrastructure Mini-Grants must complete a pre and post survey to measure the change in walking and biking to school due to the grant activities.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed a set of data collection forms and tools intended to help measure and understand how SRTS efforts improve opportunities for children to walk or bike to school. The following evaluation materials may be used but are not the required method:
- In-Class Student Tally – conducted in the classroom by the teacher
- Parent Survey – sent home for a parent to complete.
Schools awarded an SRTS noninfrastructure grant must do a second round of post-activity data collection once all grant-related activities are completed. Analysis of the data collected from the evaluations will help to assess whether the SRTS activities had any effect on getting students to walk and bicycle to school.
For more information about these evaluations, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School at Brief SRTS Data Collection.