Are you looking for a new database that will allow you to easily track participant information, activities and provide evidence that your program meets its outcome goals for students? Grouptrail has created a proven platform specifically for these purposes, whether you're a small nonprofit, or a 30,000+ student school district like Buffalo Public Schools. Track attendance, demographics, and outcomes all in one place and easily create reports that tell the story of your participants and programs.
Before Grouptrail, instructors were keeping track of attendance and lessons on paper. They would turn the attendance in once a month and someone in the office would make copies. This means that they could not do any analyses for program impact. And, if an instructor fell asleep on a train and lost all of their attendance sheets… it was GONE! Also, if an instructor was out sick there was no good way to see what lesson they were on — the sub would have to wing it.
Now with Grouptrail, instructors can enter attendance while they are in the classroom or soon after — and it includes which lesson they taught and any important notes. They like that they can have this transparency of process with students. And the interface is super easy for the instructors.
Also, because central admin staff immediately see the attendance they can reach out to instructors day-of if attendance for a school is missing. This helps them to identify whether the instructor was actually at the school or if something unexpected happened. For instance, one school canceled all classes because of COVID, but the instructor forgot to tell CITS admin staff. They like the immediate transparency they have to see if classes are happening day-to-day as expected. At one point, prior to their engagement with us they tried a more invasive system, where the instructor’s phone had a tracking app and would check the instructor in when they were in the vicinity of a school they worked at. Everyone is much happier with Grouptrail as a way to ensure things are happening as they should.
And now that they have student information, attendance, chess ratings, and more in the system they are going to start doing analysis that they could never do before. They are going to see how student attendance and use of the online chess platform impact their chess score and other transferable skills.
Chess in Schools