Decision Partners Releases New Aggregate Data Reporting Toolset
Boston, September 22, 2009 Decision Partners today announced the immediate availability of a robust new graphical data reporting toolset for administrators of Financial Literacy 101, the nation's leading online financial education course for students. The new toolset expands administrative reporting capabilities beyond per-student usage data and now includes complete aggregate reports on student financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. No other financial education program offers this level of insight into crucial student data so closely tied with student success and retention.
Prior to this reporting update, Financial Literacy 101 administrators were able to view and export student-by-student usage data including percent complete, final grade, course completion code, year in school and other factors required to demonstrate successful course participation and to integrate with any third-party student tracking software. With the latest update, administrators may easily create fully featured aggregate reports on the 50+ data points collected from each user as they complete each course. This update transforms Financial Literacy 101 into an indispensable tool universities may use to better understand the financial challenges faced by all students or any subset of students on their campus, not an unrelated national sample.
"Understanding the financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of students should be a key part of any financial literacy education program, and it has been central to Decision Partners' mission from day one," said Austin Jackson, CEO of Decision Partners. "This new toolset gives administrators real-time access to the data needed to gain a more complete understanding of the unique financial challenges faced by their students, and to better focus education and retention efforts on the specific needs of students on their campus."
Data reports are created using a report generator tool located in the course administration area. Reports may be created on topics including:
- Financial stress
- Credit card-related behaviors
- Budgeting practices
- Protective factors such as parental involvement
- Hours worked per week
- Future debt and income expectations
- Self-reported learning gains
- Student satisfaction with the course
- Course usage and completion rates
For each of the pre- and post-course survey questions, administrators may choose to generate question-by-question reports or complete multi-page reports. Graphical reports on course usage and completion may also be generated. Each report may be displayed on the Financial Literacy 101 website or the report may be formatted as Adobe PDF files suitable for printing or emailing.
Reports may also be generated based on a number of demographic factors, including:
- Year in school
- Dependent or independent financial aid status
- First generation college attendance
Administrators may also choose to compare cohorts among any combination of factors in easy to understand bar charts.
The new reporting tool is free for all customers.
Financial Literacy 101 is an online financial literacy program designed for the needs of college students and for the specific reporting requirements of the administrators who serve them. The course enables TRIO programs, financial aid offices, or any other organization to offer a measurable, outcomes-based financial literacy education to any student -- anytime and anywhere. Hundreds of colleges and more than 50 Student Support Services programs trust Decision Partners with the financial education of their students.
Financial Literacy 101 is an interactive, multimedia experience that teaches the decision-making skills needed to navigate the financial challenges of college life. Customized to the life stage and financial attitudes of each student, topics include: creating a budget, avoiding credit card debt, choosing the right bank account, understanding credit reports and credit scores, debt reduction strategies, avoiding identity theft, and a host of other topics relevant to college students. Through the use of proven cognitive-behavioral skills training strategies, Financial Literacy 101 promotes responsible financial decision-making both during and after college. The course does not lecture -- it helps students make informed choices that are right for them.
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