In order to keep guidance processes at busy schools functioning well, reporting is crucial for providing up-to-the minute information. But at BridgeU, we believe that analytics should go beyond that. We strive to make sure our partner schools can extract meaningful insights from their data, creating a valuable learning opportunity for the school moving forward.
And while Insights give our partner schools a clearer picture of admissions in context, they also enable us to provide understanding, grounded in data, to the global community of many many hundreds of BridgeU schools and tens of thousands of students and teachers with whom we work.
Storing and visualising historical application data allows for meaningful comparisons of year-on-year performance for BridgeU schools. In Insights, you can also track against particular goals: for example, we know from talking to our partner schools that diversifying the number of universities and programs that students apply to, and diversifying the geographic spread of those universities is a key goal for many university and careers guidance departments. Insights allows schools to see if this diversification is happening year-on-year, and to compare cohort performance for geographic diversity.